40 year ago, in 1968, a group of ad-hoc experts formed the Club of Rome to discuss the problems of mankind. Four years later, they commissioned and published "the limits of growth", predicting future global collapse by mid-21st century.

Findings were based on an MIT computer model built by Dennis and Denolla Meadows called WORLD3 that tracked man’s economic and ecological footprint.

Despite being rejected in mainstream circles, “the limits of growth” went on to sell 12 million copies, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and remains the top-selling environmental title ever published.

It was one of the first books to introduce the concept of man-made climate change to a popular audience or to put it another way, “we are the asteroid" that we confront today.

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