Publication of the Limits to Growth
Using a methodology developed by pioneering systems-scientist Jay Forrester, and under the supervision of Dennis Meadows, a group of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology produced the first Report to the Club of Rome. Considered a classic in the sustainability movement, The Limits to Growth was the first study to question the viability of continued growth in the human ecological footprint. It also broke new ground as the first global model commissioned by an independent body rather than a government or the UN. Translated into over 30 languages, the book has sold more than 16 million copies.