Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

  title={Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies},
  author={Safa Motesharrei and Jorge Rivas and Eugenia Kalnay},
  journal={Ecological Economics},
Abstract There are widespread concerns that current trends in resource-use are unsustainable, but possibilities of overshoot/collapse remain controversial. Collapses have occurred frequently in history, often followed by centuries of economic, intellectual, and population decline. Many different natural and social phenomena have been invoked to explain specific collapses, but a general explanation remains elusive. In this paper, we build a human population dynamics model by adding accumulated… Expand

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