The Great Simplification #12 – Dennis Meadows: “Limits to Growth turns 50 – Checking In”

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The Great Simplification

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Date of Publication: March 30

Year of Publication: 2022

Publisher: The Great Simplification

Author(s): Nate Hagens

On the interrelated topics of energy, pollution, throughput, and limits to growth, today’s guest needs no introduction. Dennis Meadows, a former systems analyst from MIT, led the Club of Rome’s ‘Limits to Growth’ (LTG) project 50 years ago this month. Meadows revisits Limits to Growth 50 years after it was published.  Looking back, how does Meadows view the book? How much of the response to his description of overshoot was based on fear?

Meadows offers advice to current leaders based on the models he developed in Limits to Growth. Why is it important to develop success indicators, and how can they be clearly communicated to the public?

Further, Meadows explores the available leverage points to avoid the worst types of collapse at our current stage of the polycrisis.

Listen to the podcast here.

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