Pedro Molina

Los límites del pánico

COPENHAGUE – Muchas veces escuchamos decir que el mundo tal como lo conocemos un día terminará, por lo general como consecuencia de un colapso ecológico. De hecho, más de 40 años después de que el Club de Roma difundió la madre de todos los pronósticos apocalípticos, Los límites del crecimiento, sus ideas básicas siguen vigentes. Pero el tiempo no ha sido amable.

Los límites del crecimiento advertía a la humanidad en 1972 que un colapso devastador estaba a punto de ocurrir. Pero, si bien hemos visto pánicos financieros desde entonces, no se han registrado ni escaseces ni colapsos productivos reales. Más bien, los recursos generados por el ingenio humano le siguen sacando mucha ventaja al consumo humano.

Sin embargo, el legado fundamental del informe sigue en pie: hemos heredado una tendencia a obsesionarnos por los remedios equivocados para problemas esencialmente triviales, mientras que solemos ignorar los grandes problemas y los remedios apropiados.

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