Posted by: Dr. Breffni Lennon | July 4, 2012

GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, free access to journal articles until July 31st

AS part of its celebrations to mark its 20th anniversary, the transdisciplinary journal GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society is offering its readers free access to all its back catalogue of articles until July 31st 2012.  The journal quite rightly claims:

“Environmental problems cannot be solved by one academic discipline. The complex natures of these problems require cooperation across disciplinary boundaries. Since 1991, GAIA has offered a well-balanced and practice-oriented forum for transdisciplinary research. GAIA offers first-hand information on state of the art environmental research and on current solutions to environmental problems.” (GAIA, 2012)

Aimed at “scientists and other interested parties concerned with the causes and analyses of environmental and sustainability problems and their solutions” the journal offers a wealth of challenging, thought-provoking articles. For example, Graham M. Turner’s (2012) “On the Cusp of Global Collapse? Updated Comparison of The Limits to Growth with Historical Data” provides analysis confirming the 40 year old projections made by The Limits to Growth (LtG) study of Meadows et al. (1972, 1974), whereby they provided modelling scenarios on the likelihood for sustainability, or collapse, of the global economy and its population. His conclusions are quite frightening, especially in light of the continuing global economic crisis.

Turner’s article, along with the rest of GAIA’s back catologue can be accessed here.

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