Pedro Molina

Die Grenzen der Panik

KOPENHAGEN – Wir hören häufig, dass die Welt, wie wir sie kennen, aufhören wird zu existieren, in der Regel durch einen Zusammenbruch des Ökosystems. Über 40 Jahre, nachdem der Club of Rome Die Grenzen des Wachstums veröffentlichte, die Mutter aller apokalyptischen Prognosen, halten sich die grundlegenden Vorstellungen des Berichts weiterhin hartnäckig. Doch hat die Zeit viele Feststellungen als falsch entlarvt.

Die Grenzen des Wachstums warnte die Menschheit 1972, sie stehe kurz vor einer verheerenden Katastrophe. Doch obwohl wir seitdem mehrere Paniken auf den Finanzmärkten erlebt haben, gab es keinen echten Mangel und keine wirklichen Produktionszusammenbrüche. Stattdessen übersteigen die Ressourcen, die durch den menschlichen Einfallsreichtum geschaffen wurden, bei weitem den menschlichen Verbrauch.

Dennoch bleibt das grundlegende Vermächtnis des Berichts: Wir haben die Neigung geerbt, uns obsessiv auf unsinnige Lösungen für größtenteils triviale Probleme zu versteifen, während wir oft große Probleme und sinnvolle Lösungen unbeachtet lassen.

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