Book: Limits to Growth by Meadows, Randers

limits to growth
Based on the ideas that we are going to use up the Earth’s natural resources way before we’d ideally like to, Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update, by Donella H. Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis L. Meadows (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, June 2004), addresses the fact that we are in a potentially dangerous "overshoot" situation—i.e. we are using stuff up without replenishing supplies, and that spells uh-oh for the human population…This is the second time the book has been updated since 1992, giving these professors yet another chance to scare the hell out of us with their pessimistic views and their computer models based on population, food production, pollution and other data. (Their original findings were released in 1972, after they created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production and resultingly shocked the world.)

The consequences, they write, may be catastrophic, and may occur during our lifetimes, but they do also provide some solutions to remedying the dire circumstances. Check your local library or $22.50 at ::Amazon (buy 2nd hand if you can!)