The Global Forecast using new data from to Jorgen Randers. Professor. Center for Climate Strategy. BI Norwegian Business School. Glimpse. has ratings and 33 reviews. Forty years ago, The Limits to Growth study addressed the grand question of how humans would adapt to the physical l. – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years is a book describing trends in global development. It is written by Jørgen Randers and is a follow-up to .

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Of course future forecasts cannot claim to be “accurate” future realities, but Randers is convincing when he says his forecasts are the most likely outcomes based on his analysis of available data combined with his stated assumptions – the main one of which is that re climate change, governments will eventually act strongly but too slowly to generate the future outcome that we may prefer. Like the debate over security, Randers’ world so praising of China will end up with the worst of both: About research at Cambridge.

It is not surprising, therefore, that shares in clean-tech companies have dropped more than in any other industry sector over the last eighteen months. In 205, the world witnessed yet another convulsion of global markets due to US debt concerns and the unraveling of European economies. An excellent continuation of the work started in Limits to Jorgeen. After years of living with this distress and your family and friends living with youyou decide to seek psychological balance, and to soberly accept reality, whatever it is, in order to move on.

So overall, I finish this book very much sobered and concerned, but last week I heard a talk by Tim Flannery promoting negative carbon technologies which may provide the tonic the planet needs to help us address climate change.

Professor Jorgen Randers: 2052: A global forecast for the next forty years

The turmoil in and the financial crisis of had their origins in the almost religious belief of the West in free markets that has gone on to dominate global financial markets for the past three decades.


In short words he states: The world will look very different by then. His outcomes are the most likely according to his models because jorfen thinks his data and methodology is solid and his assumptions are considered, peer-reviewed and finalised after ensuring no single assumption clashes with any other, by using an iterative process.

First will be the rranders scarcity of some naturally occurring metal ores. The state will become more involved. Of course it is not possible to be definitive about the future, but, having observed global behaviour and trends for forty years, he was well placed to make educated guesses, with assistance from various experts in areas where he needed more guidance.

A global forecast for the next forty years. Energy efficiency will continue to increase. Wikipedia’s excellent overview of the themes.

| A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, by Jorgen Randers

What is missing is a better economic system that explicitly deals with limited resources; read more about this in Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics. In the bookJorgen Randers, one of the co-authors of The Limits to Growthissues a progress report and makes a forecast for the next forty years. I am quite hopeful that because of this politicians will act faster than predicted by Rander’s book.

She admitted that she had not one positive vision for Pakistan. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Every American interested in fairness and sustainability needs to read this book and understand the amount of global resources we currently consume per capita, as well as the challenges that face all global citizens moving forward.

We may use cookies to record some preference settings and to analyse how you use our web site. The explication of data is troubling for those who anticipate being around in the year These cookies and any others in use are detailed in our site privacy and cookie policies and are integral to our web site. More Reviews and Praise Publishers Weekly- Randers has made it his life’s work to caution the world about the dangers of unfettered expansion, and to seek out solutions to current and prospective problems.

Innovate financial structures to better serve sustainable business Task 7: In my Independent Study on the works and thought of Derrick Jensen last year, we imagined the utility of an “Intergovernmental Panel on Global Collapse,” a group that could use models and environmental and economic data to form a set of rough constraints and scenarios about the path industrial civilization could take.


To view it, click here. The result is a scenario which in some ways is more optimistic than previous forecasts, eg population peaks at 8 billion around and then declines, in other areas is sobering, eg economic well being stagnates for current developed countries from now onwards, and in other areas extremely worrying – greenhouse emissions continue to rise up to and temperature rises of 2.

Therefore, it is likely that a “greenkeeping force” will be set up to enforce environmentally positive behavior, similar to the peacekeeping forces blue berets of today.

This page was last edited on 25 Februaryat The current temperature is 0. There is one thing, however, that might speed things up considerably for the better: A timely reminder that those who revere nature champion the collective good over individual rights, as if the two are opposed to each other. Jun 30, Hamilton Carvalho rated it it was amazing.

Randers instead offers pragmatic advice: Although we hear a lot about fake news of social media today, there is enough good forces that write about the important problems of the future. Norway has to seriously reform everything before or have 80k people unemployed for periods.

The author’s name may not ring a bell, but perhaps you have heard of, or even read “The Limits to Growth” by the Club of Rome Languages Deutsch Simple English Edit links. Nevertheless, I do not believe there will be a great conscious choice to change that system before Hence, their job is to make sure their people will lose last.