Resources from the PLANetwork

Modernity is Incompatible with Planetary Limits: Developing a PLAN for the Future

Published in Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 81, 102239, November 2021

Panel on “Grappling with Planetary Limits” at the AESS 2021 conference:

Introduction, by Ben McCall

“Quantitative Framing of Our Predicament”, by Tom Murphy

“Technology and Optimism Aren’t Enough to Fix the Economy”, by Dave Murphy

“Transitioning from Fossil-fueled Complexity: Challenges Posed by the Nature of Culture”, by Tom Love

Resources from PLAN Members

“Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet: Assessing and Adapting to Planetary Limits,” open access textbook by Tom Murphy

“Renewable Energy in the 21st Century,” textbook by Dave Murphy

Do the Math” blog by Tom Murphy

Foundational Resources

“The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth,” by K. E. Boulding, 1966

“The Limits to Growth,” by D. H. Meadows, D. L. Meadows, J. Randers, and W. W. Behrens, 1972

“Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change,” by W. R. Catton, Jr., 1982

“Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered,” by E. F. Schumacher, 1993

“Ecological Economics: Principles and Applications,” by H.E. Daly and J. Farley, 2003

PLAN in the Media

Modernity is Incompatible with Planetary Limits,” The Academic Minute (Nov 26, 2021)

University of Dayton Professor Cautions Current Energy Use Will Overshoot Earth’s Finite Limits,” Cincinnati Edition (Nov 2, 2021)

EcoRadio KC extended interview about PLAN and its “Modernity” paper (Jan 31, 2022)

Scientists Warning Interview (32 minutes) by Alison Green, on PLAN founding and changing fields (March 30, 2022)