Review: The Limits to Growth

5 Star, Decision-Making & Decision-Support, Environment (Solutions), Priorities
Limits to Growth
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Fundamental Reference from 1970’s When Government Betrayal of the Public Trust Began,

October 11, 2008

Donella  Meadows, Jorgen Randers, Denniss Meadows

Although there are those who remain in denial about the foresight and wisdom of this book, today we are left in no doubt: there *are* limits to growth, and those who refuse to accept such realities accelerate the demise of our planet while also ignoring the depradations upon the public of corporations, religions, crime families and networks, and the “states” whose officials they all bribe and subvert.

The good news is that an entire literature has developed from this one little book, and there is a growing public awareness–as well as growing financial and corporate awareness–of the urgency of harmonizing our human behavior with the larger Earth system of which we are a part.

On the dark side:
Pandora’s Poison: Chlorine, Health, and a New Environmental Strategy
The Blue Death: Disease, Disaster, and the Water We Drink
High Tech Trash: Digital Devices, Hidden Toxics, and Human Health
High Noon 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to Solve Them

A handful of current references that can trace their heritage back to this book, which is still worth reading today:
Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

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