Environment: The Club of Rome: Act Two

Remember The Limits to Growth? It was the little book that put its sponsor, the Club of Rome, on the futurologists' map just two years ago. Limits properly warned that exponential economic and population growth cannot continue infinitely on a finite planet. But it also predicted that—unless growth was stopped —most of the human race would suffocate in pollution or starve soon after the turn of the century. This forecast stirred international controversy and made the club synonymous with gloom and doom. Then, when critics found glaring faults with the assumptions made by...

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