Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

See whole paper at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800914000615?np=y

Human and nature dynamics (HANDY): Modeling inequality and use of resources in the collapse or sustainability of societies

Highlights

HANDY is a 4-variable thoughtexperiment model for interaction of humans and nature.

The focus is on predicting long-term behavior rather than short-term forecasting.

Carrying Capacity is developed as a practical measure for forecasting collapses.

A sustainable steady state is shown to be possible in different types of societies.

But over-exploitation of either Labor or Nature results in a societal collapse.

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