This podcast, hosted by Katy Shields, is about the true story behind the groundbreaking 1972 study “The Limits to Growth”, and why the world ignored its message. Based on the late author's unpublished memoirs and featuring rare original audio recordings, this podcast accompanies Dana and Dennis Meadows and their team of scientists on their mission to tell the world about coming ecological crises and their solutions. Learn more at tippingpoint-podcast.com.
The Problematique (Part 1)
In the first episode of "Tipping Point," we dive into the early days of the researchers behind "The Limits to Growth", how they came upon the project, and conducted their groundbreaking research.
Maybe We Did Want to Save the World (Part 2)
In the second episode, we trace the meteoric rise of "The Limits to Growth" to a global sensation. We uncover how it was not intended as a book nor for a world audience – and reveal the bitter PR warfare waged against it by industry, scientific and other elites.
Where Are We Going, Really? (Part 3)
We follow the later careers of the Meadows and their enduring impact on environmental studies, reflect on their pioneering findings from the 1970s in light of today's escalating environmental crises, and trace the resurgence of interest in their work.
Of critical importance
This is a story that tragically few people are familiar with, but was/is one of the most crucial projects of passion ever undertaken on (& for) this planet. Still undervalued half a century later, this wonderfully put together 3-part series can hopefully remind & rekindle the desire for world change.
Gripping account of how the warning signs were ignored
You can tell Katy Shields did her research uncovering the truth behind this story. The narrative is interspersed with recordings of quotes from key figures. The podcast really makes you think about how we got ourselves into this situation and how we can aim to get ourselves out.