Jørgen Stig Nørgård, John Peet, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, The History of The Limits to Growth, The Solutions Journal, Volume 1, Issue 2, March 2010, Pages 59-63 (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/the-history-of-the-limits-to-growth/) Abstract: Introduction A pioneering report, The Limits to Growth, published in 1972, marked a turning point in thinking about the environment, selling some 30 million copies in 30 languages.1 The two-year study behind the report took place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the request of the Club of Rome, an international group of distinguished business people, state officials, and scientists founded by Aurelio Peccei, a former Fiat executive and president of Olivetti. Their concerns about the consequences of unrestrained growth in global population, resource consumption, and pollution led them to contact Jay W. Forrester, a professor in management at MIT, who had developed a method for analyzing the behavior of complex systems by means of simple simulation models. Forrester accepted the challenge and assembled a team of young experts, headed by Dennis Meadows. Meadows and his team constructed a model, known as World3, to keep track of the development of the study's central … Topics: Economy; History; Sustainability