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Historical Developments

  • Bruno Fritsch
  • Stephan Schmidheiny
  • Walter Seifritz

Abstract

Since 1967, the population of the world has expanded by 2 billion people; in 55 wars and civil wars, 9.6 million people lost their lives. During the same period, the gross world product has doubled, the world-wide level of debt has increased more than tenfold. The global consumption of energy has increased by a factor of 2.5. In the past 25 years, we have had two oil crises, about three dozen coups d’état, and at least three serious nuclear reactor accidents (Windscale 1958, Three-Mile-Island, 1979, and Chernobyl, 1986). In 1967, the United Nations had 122 member states; since then, their number has increased by 56, giving a total of 179 in 1992.

Keywords

Waste Heat Strange Attractor Short History Pitchfork Bifurcation Cold Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruno Fritsch
    • 1
  • Stephan Schmidheiny
    • 2
  • Walter Seifritz
    • 3
  1. 1.HerrlibergSwitzerland
  2. 2.HurdenSwitzerland
  3. 3.WindischSwitzerland

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