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‘Limits-To-Growth’ report

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Club Of Rome Report of 1972, based on computer models of then-current population growth rates and depletion of natural resources rates. Drawing on a revised Malthusian thesis, it predicted that the world will face an environmental catastrophe by the year 2000. Though its findings were hotly debated at that time, it was later largely ignored because resource-conservation efforts and new technologies negated many of its basic assumptions. In 1992, the report was revised and updated, with more refined computer simulations, and called 'Beyond The Limits' which is slowly gaining wider acceptance.