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Recognizing Earth Day with Donella Meadows.

Journalist and professor of environmental studies Donella Meadows. Twenty years ago she co-authored the book, "The Limits to Growth." The book used a computer model to project the impact of growth on the environment. It caused a sensation because of it's eco-gloom and helped spur the environmental movement. Now in the authors' sequel, "Beyond the Limits," they argue that we have shot past the earth's limited resources but that we are in a better position to avoid global economic collapse because of new technical possibilities. They also argue that human society must give up growing at any cost, and sustain itself with the resources now at hand. (published by Chelsea Green Publishing).


Other segments from the episode on April 22, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 22, 1992: Interview with Donella Meadows; Interview with Lloyd Schwartz; Review of Sophie B. Hawkins' album "Tongues & Tails."


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