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The Story of “The Limits to Growth”

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The end of the Second World War brought a period of great prosperity for the Western World. It was the time of suburban housing, of two cars for every family, of a refrigerator in the kitchen, and of air travel which was not any more a privilege for the rich. It was the time of plastics, of antibiotics, of television, and of the first computers. Those were also the years of the start of the exploration of space. The first Sputnik satellite was launched in 1957. Only 12 years later, in 1969, a man set foot for the first time on the Moon.


  • Green Revolution
  • Production Curve
  • World Modeling
  • Mineral Commodity
  • Suburban Housing

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Bardi, U. (2011). The Story of “The Limits to Growth”. In: The Limits to Growth Revisited. SpringerBriefs in Energy(). Springer, New York, NY.

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