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By Nanook - Posted on 20 October 2010

Scout to the Pole states that human society has grown to a level of complexity that can no longer be managed intuitively by humans. It discusses the need for systems modeling to address this problem. It also states that discussions by population experts that the world population will stop growing at around 12 to 15 billion are totally misguided. If these projections were ever to be reached, the human race would be experiencing what is called the Malthus Dismal Theorm. Life, for most people on earth, would be brutal. The book states that, from the knowledge we already have, for any decent quality of life for all, a reduction to 2 billion is needed, in contrast to existing ideas. The following discussions are from Vol. 2, chapter 34. The discussion has been subdivided into the following parts:

o   A discussion about sustainability, the Club of Rome report, and the need for Population Control

o   How sustainabiity could be implemented in society Intentional Communities