Welcome to the final installment of the three-part podcast series, "Tipping Point," about the true story behind the groundbreaking 1970s book "The Limits to Growth," and its enduring yet controversial impact on world politics and the environmental movement.
Part 3 takes a deep dive into the later careers of the Meadows and their indelible mark on environmental studies. We examine how the researchers navigated the aftermath of their seminal publication, including their second attempt to warn the world in the 1990s, and track the post-2000 resurgence of interest in their work against the backdrop of escalating environmental crises.
Despite the international backlash and fierce criticism, over 30 million copies of their book were sold, galvanizing a global environmental movement.
If you haven't listened yet, don't miss the first two episodes. They take you back to the early 70s, showcasing the ambitious scientific project that resulted in "The Limits to Growth" and unravel the circumstances that thrust it into the global spotlight. Through this series, we not only delve into the book's origin, but also provide insights into how they relate to present challenges and the road ahead.
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