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Understanding overshoot

David Reid
The list author says: "Humanity faces a combination of interrelated crises that will shape the world in the 21st century -- climate change, peak oil, population pressure, etc. They are all symptoms of a bigger problem called overshoot."
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update
"An important book that contains a series of models that show a range of possible scenarios that could play out in the 21st century. Although overshoot is unavoidable the actions we take will affect how the impacts play out."
The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality
"Richard Heinberg explains how the world economy has gone beyond its limits and continuous growth is no longer possible."
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century's Sustainability Crises
"An excellent guide to many of the problems of sustainability. The problems are clearly explained and balanced with positive suggestions about how to overcome them."
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse
"Lester Brown does an excellent job of explaining the world's major environmental problems and suggesting a comprehensive set of solutions."
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
Peak Everything: Waking Up to the Century of Declines
"Richard Heinberg is a clear and articulate voice spelling out the consequences of the peak in extraction of non-renewable resources."
Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change
"David Holmgren explains in very clear and simple to understand scenarios for the future based on the severity of climate change and energy descent."