For today, I had to find two sources that discuss the Limits to Growth computer model of economic and population growth with finite resources.  The first source that I found is a youtube video that explains things from the book “The Limits to Growth” from 1972.  The book was created in order to look at the trends of growth.  They were trying to understand long term physical demands on the planet.  In the 70’s when they were doing the research they predicted that anywhere between 2012 and 2030 is when the planet would start to see limits.  The video illustrates that the population is going up while our resources are consistently going down.  It was one of the first times that the future really started coming into question and it really surprised people.  

The Limits to Growth- Is the Prediction of 1972 Going to Happen? YouTube. YouTube, 13 May 2010. Web. 07 Mar. 2013.]

The second source I found was a video on the Club of Rome which was all about the book Limits to Growth.  It gave a video summary of the entire project and each chapter of the book.  It talked about growing physical impacts on a finite planet.  The conclusions they made was an analysis of futures.  It said that the limits to growth would be reach within 100 years of the 1970s.  It is possible to alter the growth trends.  The sooner we try and change the outcome, the greater chances we have.  

“40 Years “LIMITS TO GROWTH”” Club of Rome. Club of Rome, n.d. Web. 07 Mar. 2013.

 

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