Update to limits to growth: Comparing the World3 model with empirical data

  title={Update to limits to growth: Comparing the World3 model with empirical data},
  author={Gaya Herrington},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Ecology},
  pages={614 - 626}
  • Gaya Herrington
  • Published 29 March 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Industrial Ecology
In the 1972 bestseller Limits to Growth (LtG), the authors concluded that, if global society kept pursuing economic growth, it would experience a decline in food production, industrial output, and ultimately population, within this century. The LtG authors used a system dynamics model to study interactions between global variables, varying model assumptions to generate different scenarios. Previous empirical‐data comparisons since then by Turner showed closest alignment with a scenario that… 
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