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Killing the Caterpillar: Competing Worldviews at the Chrysalis Stage of Humanity


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Killing the Caterpillar: Competing Worldviews at the Chrysalis Stage of Humanity

Alnoor Ladha

In 1972, the Club of Rome published a groundbreaking study titled The Limits to Growth. MIT scientists used computer simulations to create scenarios playing out how exponential growth interacts with finite resources. The findings were devastating. The growth trends in human population, combined with rampant consumption, led to resource depletion, destructive pollution, social unrest and ecosystem failure. Without limits on growth we would inevitably end up with civilizational collapse.