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Unsustainable Future: The Mathematical Frame in Which We Live

  • Humankind, it can be argued, lives beyond its means and often at the expense of future generations. This paper starkly demonstrates, with the aid of a mathematical model, the imperative for a sustainable existence. In the model, consumption of resources is represented as a closed system, just like our planet. Long-term survival is only possible if consumption is below the ability of the system to regenerate.

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Document Type:Article
Author:Franz W. Peren
Parent Title (English):Review of Business: Interdisciplinary Journal on Risk and Society
First Page:32
Last Page:35
Publisher:St. John’s University
Date of first publication:2019/07/10
Departments, institutes and facilities:Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC):3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie / 300 Sozialwissenschaften
3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Entry in this database:2019/05/25