First Steps by the UN and Club of Rome. The Computer Model That Rocked the World

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
  • Igor E. Reyf
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Abstract

New concerns in a post-war world—The UN’s first actions on the environment—Description of the Club of Rome and its status today—Possibilities of ecological collapse analyzed by computer—The concept limits to growth—Civilization beyond sustainability—What we need to save the planet.

Keywords

International biological program Club of Rome Development modeling System dynamics Jay Forrester Dennis Meadows Donella Meadows World3 Exponential growth The limits to growth Finite resources Feedback loop Lag factor Ozone hole Chlorofluorocarbons Montreal protocol Beyond the limits The limits of growth: the 30 year update Hyperbolic growth Ecological catastrophe Zero growth Organic growth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor I. Danilov-Danil’yan
    • 1
  • Igor E. Reyf
    • 2
  1. 1.Correspondent Member of Russian Academy of SciencesDirector of the Water Institute at the Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Freelance Journalist/WriterFrankfurt am MainGermany

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