Instructions for system changing activities - References and quotes
REFERENCES AND QUOTES
THINKING IN SYSTEMS – A PRIMER Information holds systems together. Information is power 173 I DANA (DONELLA) MEADOWS LECTURE: SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS Importance of information. Prices as information are distorted! 1:28 PART 3 I A BLUEPRINT FOR SURVIVAL"If we plan remedial action with our eyes on political rather than ecological reality, then very reasonably, very practicably, and very surely, we will muddle our way to extinction." 5 Integrated plan, “If we develop relatively clean technologies but do not end economic growths then sooner or later we will find ourselves with as great a pollution problem as before but without the means of tackling it. If we stabilise our economies and husband our nonrenewable resources without stabilising our populations we will find we are no longer able to feed ourselves. As Forrester1 and Meadows6 convincingly make clear, daunting though an integrated programme may be, a piecemeal approach will cause more problems than it solves.” 6 Gradual change, “In putting forward these proposals we are aware that hasty or disordered change is highly disruptive and ultimately self-defeating; but we are also mindful of how the time-scale imposed on any proposal for a remedial course of action has been much-abbreviated by the dynamic of exponential growth (of population, resource depletion and pollution) and by the scarcely perceived scale and intensity of our disruption of the ecological processes on which we and all other life-forms depend.” 8 I ENERGY AND ECONOMIC MYTHS Impossibility of steady state 367“This change will call for a great deal of recanting on the part of all those professions which have lured man into this empty infinite regress. We must come to realize that an important prerequisite for a good life is a substantial amount of leisure spent in an intelligent manner”378 I DOUGHNUT ECONOMICS: SEVEN WAYS TO THINK LIKE A 21ST-CENTURY ECONOMIST New frame to replace existing, Lakoff 26Instructions for system changing activities
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