July 3, 2008

Book Review - Limits to Growth

This book sounds the alarm about the effects that humans have on the planet. In 1972, a group of scientists used computer modeling to predict the consequences of unlimited population growth on the earth's climate and natural resources. In this edition, the intervening 30 years worth of data are added to this analysis. Chapters describe the causes of natural distruction, the role of the ozone layer in the decline of the natural environment, and the effects of technology and the international market. Two chapters speak directly to the need for sustainability and provide some tools for making this transition. This book is interesting to see how a short period can drastically change the predictions about our future as a planet.

You can find this book in HECSA Library:

Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows
HD 75.6 .M435 2004