Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

The Agricultural and Persistent Pollution Subsystems in World3

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)

The agricultural and persistent pollution sectors of the Club of Rome's World3 model are analyzed to obtain a better understanding of their inner workings, and to show how such understanding may be acquired step by step, using simple methods of systems and control engineering. Only few of the agricultural sector's equations essentially affect standard-run behavior. Food production is mainly determined by industrial output (exogenous to the sector) and arable land, and is virtually independent of population and pollution. Except for the arable land subsector, the agricultural sector is found to act more or less algebraically. If pollution rises considerably above its standard-run values, however, the sector's properties may be quite different. The persistent pollution sector is found to be fairly inactive for standard-run conditions, but, owing to a particular assumption on its absorption, pollution may suddenly rise to high levels under different conditions and therefore have an important impact on food production and population.

Published in:

Systems, Man and Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

March 1978

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.