I nuovi limiti dello sviluppo: La salute del pianeta nel terzo millennio
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I nuovi limiti dello sviluppo: La salute del pianeta nel terzo millennio

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Nel 1972 tre giovani scienziati del celebre MIT di Boston pubblicarono un rapporto destinato a fare epoca. Si intitolava I limiti dello sviluppo e nel giro di poco tempo diventò un bestseller assoluto. In quel saggio gli autori, pionieri delle scienze informatiche, gettavano uno sguardo verso il futuro e, grazie a modelli di calcolo computerizzati, riuscivano per la prima...more
Paperback, Oscar saggi, 392 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Mondadori (first published March 25th 1992)
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A scientific book for the general public which proposes a sustainable world. They explain a computer model they built back in the 1970s, which they then updated and ran again in the 90s. The results most certainly illustrate that our current world system is headed for an overshoot (using too many resources for too many reasons without enough waste receptacles without noticing the signs saying "TOO MUCH!") and collapse (because we don't act in time to save ourselves).

Very clear book, poetically...more
Il testo fondamentale, nel suo ultimo aggiornamento, per comprendere le dinamiche di quel sistema enormemente complesso che è l'antroposfera.
Con modelli matematici di formulazione complicata, ma qui esposti in modo molto semplice e chiaro, vengono mostrati i rischi di collasso della società globale a causa dei limiti strutturali (risorse, inquinamento) generalmente ignorati dalla religione economica: e si evidenzia, con una serie di scenari calibrati, come il nostro margine di azione per un futu...more
I'm not good at skimming or reading just part of a book. Though that would have been a good thing to do here. It's a sobering yet technical look at how our planet is racing towards (or past) its natural limits, and how we might mitigate the trouble ahead and build a more sustainable society. The action it calls for is profound and fundamental, but that's what I was reading it for. I quite like the final chapters on the vision for the future, as it falls in line well with my own thinking. I'm loo...more
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Another book that relates to my Environmental Economics class.
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