Coupled with stark warnings issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report last October on the impact of 1.5C and 2C warming above pre-industrial levels, and the devastating effects of climate-related disasters, there is but one conclusion to be drawn: it is time to act now! The only possible response is emergency action to transform our social, economic and financial systems. Fifty years ago, the Club of Rome alerted the world to the environmental and demographic challenges ahead. The central message of The Limits to Growth – A Report to the Club of Rome was that the quest for unlimited growth in population, material goods and resources on a finite planet would eventually result in collapse of both economic and environmental systems. Unfort...