Volume 50, Number 2, March-April 2019Special issue on lasers
|Page(s)||29 - 31|
|Published online||29 March 2019|
Science and long-term thinking1
The club of rome, a club of long-term thinkers
M.A. physics, Hamburg University, PhD (biology), Freiburg University – Full professor of biology, Essen University President, Kassel University – later President, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy – Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara – Presently Honorary President of the Club of Rome
The Club of Rome, founded a few months before the European Physical Society, first addressed “the predicament of mankind”. The founders, among them the Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei and Alexander King, then the head of science at the OECD, were looking for methods of mathematically based forecasts for the future of humankind and of the life supporting systems on this planet.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2019
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