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Unsustainable Future: The Mathematical Frame in Which We Live

Franz W. Peren
July 15, 2019
SKU:
BUS-005624
Region: 
Africa, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Latin & South America, North America
Topic: 
Ethics & Social Justice
Length: 
5 pages
Keywords: 
humankind, model, sustainability, susatainable existance, consumption of resources, closed system
Student Price: 
Free
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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 mathemat- ical 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.