Meadows, Donella H. – Dennis L. Meadows. – Jørgen Randers et al:
The Limits to Growth. A Report for the Club of Rome on the Predicament of Mankind
New York: A Potomac paperback, 1972 (1972). 205 pp. Clean and looks unread but has two red ink lines to back cover, see photos, else overall very good copy
A rare First edition, 3rd printing. Hard to find such early copy in like fine condition
“The Limits to Growth is a 1972 report that discussed the possibility of exponential economic and population growth with finite supply of resources, studied by computer simulation. The study used the World3 computer model to simulate the consequence of interactions between the Earth and human systems. Commissioned by the Club of Rome, the study saw its findings first presented at international gatherings in Moscow and Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 1971. The report’s authors are Donella H. Meadows, Dennis L. Meadows, Jørgen Randers, and William W. Behrens III, representing a team of 17 researchers. The report’s findings suggest that, in the absence of significant alterations in resource utilization, it is highly likely that there will be an abrupt and unmanageable decrease in both population and industrial capacity. Despite the report’s facing severe criticism and scrutiny upon its release, subsequent research consistently finds that the global use of natural resources has been inadequately reformed since to alter its basic predictions.”.