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Summary

Donella Meadows (born as Donella H. Meadows in Elgin, Illinois, USA, died in Hanover, New Hampshire) was a famous Environmentalist from USA, who lived between March 14, 1941 and February 20, 2001. She became 59 years old.

Biography

She directed the work limits to growth, and proposed twelve leverage points to intervene in a system.

She studied chemistry at Carleton College in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Biophysics at Harvard University in 1968. He then became a researcher at MIT, where he worked closely with Jay Forrester, who developed the system dynamics and the principle of magnetic storage for computers. From 1972 he taught at Dartmouth College for 29 years.

Dr. Meadows was working at MIT in 1972 as part of the team that produced the overall computational model World3 for the Club of Rome and provided a basis for the book "Limits to Growth." The book reported a study of long-term global trends in the areas of population, economy and environment. That letter was heightened around the world, and began a debate about the limits of our planet's capacity for continued economic expansion suportar the human being, a debate that continues today.

In 1981, Dr. Meadows founded the INRIC ("International Network of Resource Information Centers" - International Network of Resource Information Centers), a comprehensive and collaborative mechanisms for sharing information among hundreds of academics, researchers and activists sustainable development movement (an international effort to reverse trends of damage to the environment, economy and social systems). Donella also founded the Sustainability Institute, which combines research in global systems with practical demonstrations of sustainable living, including the development of "Ecovillages" and organic farms.

Dr. Meadows was awarded the "Walter C. Paine Sciencie Education Award "in 1990 and awarded" John H. Chafee Excellence in Environmental Affair Award "posthumously in 2001.

Donella wrote a weekly column called the global citizen ("The Global Citizen"), nominated for the Pulitzer in 1991, where he was global events from the systemic point of view. His work is widely recognized as an important influence in other academic studies, government initiatives and international treaties.

Zodiac etc.

She is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 20 quotes who is written / told by Donella, under the main topic Environmental.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donella_Meadows

Famous quotes by Donella Meadows (20)


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"You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus"
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"You may be able to fool the voters, but not the atmosphere"
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"Calculating how much carbon is absorbed by which forests and farms is a tricky task, especially when politicians do it"
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"A knowledgeable and courageous U.S. president could help enormously in leading the world's nations toward saving the climate"
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"Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm"
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"A grand jury hears only one side - that of the prosecutor"
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"What Clinton did with Lewinsky was despicable but was no threat to the nation. That he lied about it repeatedly and to the public is a reason for us to cease to trust him and for him to resign"
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"There have been high crimes and misdemeanors, but they have been committed by the special prosecutor and the Congress, not the president"
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"The latest scientific assessment has almost doubled the predicted rate of warming if no changes are made"
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"The grand jury's job is not to weigh the evidence from both sides; it is only to decide whether there is enough evidence on one side to bring a person to trial"
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"The European nations take climate change very seriously"
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"The climate continues to deteriorate"
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"Scientists worldwide agree that the reduction needed to stabilize the climate is actually more like 80 percent"
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"Once again I stopped listening to the news this week"
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"In 1994 the U.S. Court of Appeals decided in the case of Oliver North to permit the release of grand jury evidence, because it had already been so thoroughly leaked"
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"I spent my time trying to understand grand jury procedure - a topic about which I never before had the slightest interest"
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"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park"
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"George W. cares as much about climate change as you would expect from a Texas oilman"
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"Everyone except the far right wing of the Republican Party realizes that oil, gas and coal burning are the main activities that have sent the climate into bigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, and El Ninos"
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"Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent"


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