Title: I limiti dello sviluppo 1972-2022. Che cosa resta dopo 25 anni, che cosa resterà fra 25 anni (The limits to growth 1972-2022. What remains after 25 years, what shall remain in 25 years) – Futuribili 3
Author: Masini Barbieri E., Nebbia G. (eds.)
Publisher: Franco Angeli, Milano
Abstract: In front of the globalism of protesters in the ’68, a different ’68 took consistency, paying an increasingly strong attention to nature and the need to preserve it, to avoid a final disaster. The indicator of the new ecological focus is the research – and the following volume – The Limits to growth, promoted by the Club of Rome.
The research results ruptured a worldwide debate and were subjected to profound criticism, concerning both the methodological approach and the conceptual framework.
This issue of Futuribili aims at stimulating a reflection on what remains of that research 25 years after its completion and what shall remain of his forecasts in 2022, a date very close to the 2100, designated by the research group as the end time of the forecast.
Eleonora Barbieri Masini and Giorgio Nebbia, who deeply influenced the future studies since the beginning, have secured the collaboration of the most important scholars of the field to reflect both on the conceptual aspects and on the content and methodological ones in The limits to growth.