Mnemonic for the World3 Model Variables
The study Limits to Growth was published in 1972.
The key prediction of the Limits to Growth study was that BAU (Business as Usual) = collapse in 21st century.
They used a model called World3 to study key interactions between variables for global population, birth rate, mortality, industrial output, food production, health and education services, non-renewable natural resources, and pollution.
It will serve us well to be able to walk through all of these variables above, but memorizing such a list often poses a challenge for busy friends of the SPC.
To help, we’ve created a handy mnemonic that you can use to impress your spouse, friends, boss, or any wandering Public Policy Decision Maker Slash Stakeholder you happen to encounter on your sojourn through life.
|Variable Name||Variable Mnemonic||Psychological Link||Emoji|
|Global Population||Giant||The global population is in fact giant.|
|Birth rate||Babies||Pretty self-explanatory|
|Mortality||Meowing||Cats have nine lives|
|Industrial output||Inside||Most factories have four walls and a roof|
|Food production||Frankfurt||The frankfurter = hot dog|
|Health and education||Hospital||Hospitals can sometimes restore your health points|
|Non-renewable natural resources||Now||The world’s economy now runs on non-renewables.|
|Pollution||Pounce||Ahhhhh we got nothin.|
The mnemonic is thus: