Interview with US Economist Dennis Meadows 'Copenhagen Is About Doing As Little As Possible'

With his 1972 book "The Limits to Growth," Dennis Meadows was one of the first to warn about the looming environmental crisis. The US economist spoke to SPIEGEL ONLINE about the need to drastically change our behavior and why he doesn't expect much from the global climate change summit in Copenhagen.
Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner on the Colosseum in Rome on Wednesday: "Copenhagen: Historical agreement now! Make history now!"

Greenpeace activists unfurled a banner on the Colosseum in Rome on Wednesday: "Copenhagen: Historical agreement now! Make history now!"

Foto: Claudio Peri/ dpa
Interview conducted by Christian Schwägerl