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Reports: a thesis to the Club of Rome

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Reports: a thesis to the Club of Rome.

Rel. Pier Paolo Peruccio. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Design Sistemico, 2020

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Considering the social ecological issue we are facing during the last years, it is possible to take in account what the Club of Rome stated in 1972 with its first report worldwide famous "Limits to Growth". From that moment the scientific and economic debate arouse. Once that Forrester, Meadows, Randers and Behrens present to public opinion that milestone, they generate different position about the instances proposed. It was the first time a group of scientist combined System Dynamics theory by Forrester and its computer model known as World3 to cybernetics. The debate, especially by the opponents point of view, moved towards the defence of economic interest of that period and to argue against to idea of harnessing economic development. Since that first report, during its 50 years of life the Club of Rome has produced 46 other reports. The way in which critcs move against the Club of Rome basically has not change during the years. Nevertheless Club of Rome have pursuit its project to find scientific evidences about climate change and the disruptive devastation that mankind has operating against Nature and biosphere. Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the Club of Rome and its actions keep trying to influence governments, companies and public opinion in order to avoid the worst scenario for humankind. So this thesis, is about all the reports produced during this 50 years. The main aim is to deeply look inside each of them, and at the same time take an overview to all them in order to uderstand in which way every report was produced and to what purpose. Furthermore, this work, it would be intended as a summa of all the reports gathered in one text in order to trace them and provide crucial information that are oftentimes beyond one's grasp.

Relators: Pier Paolo Peruccio
Academic year: 2019/20
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 135
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Design Sistemico
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-12 - DESIGN
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/13579
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