DATE: 22 November 2011, 20.00 – 22.00 (Brussels), 23 November 2011, 20.00 – 22.00 (Gent)
In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet. It pointed out that an unlimited population growth, resource consumption, food production, industrialization and pollution on a finite planet is impossible. Forty years later, these observations are perhaps more relevant than ever.
At the lecture Dennis Meadows will discuss how far the planet’s limits have been exceeded by now.