The danger of a self-fulfilling prophecy
We must make every effort not to let ''The Limits of Growth'' become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
There are two shipwrecked men on a lifeboat. They have 20 litres of water, 10 kg of emergency rations and the oars on board.
In the night when the optimist sleeps deeply, the pessimist throws the canister with the 20 liters of water, the 10 kg emergency rations and the oars into the sea. The next day in the morning the pessimist screams:
"Ha, you lunatic with your survival fantasies. We have no water, no food and no rudder either, do you still want to claim that we could reach the 300 km distant coast alive?"
This pessimist has a name: Dennis Maedows, co-author of "The Limits to Growth". This is a Quote from the FAZ- Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of December 4, 2012
The water and emergency supplies thrown into the sea are the decades we have lost through the manipulations of these pessimists in switching to renewable energy and electric mobility.
These pessimists were very successful for decades in turning "The Limits of Growth" into a self-fulfilling prophecy. We of the WorldWellow Wealth must draw a line here.