Limits to Growth co-author on climate change

Jorgen Randers

20 Nov 2006 |
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Delivering the 2006 Templeton Lecture at Sydney University, Professor Jorgen Randers said that when future generations look back over the century, they are unlikely to recognize climate change as the root cause of a resource-induced global collapse.

Professor Randers, from the Norwegian School of Management, co-authored the prophetic 1972 book The Limits to Growth that first introduced the concept of global collapse as "a sudden and uncontrollable decline in human welfare". It argued that unless proper counter action was taken, planetary limitations could induce a collapse in the first half of the 21st century.

Also see this text interview with Dennis Meadows, coauthor of Limits to Growth - The 30-Year-Update.

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