H. (Dana) Meadows founded the Sustainability
Institute, was a biologist, professor at Dartmouth College,
long-time organic farmer, a journalist and systems analyst. She
was honored both as a Pew Scholar in Conservation and Environment
and as a MacArthur Fellow. She authored nine books and for 16
years wrote a weekly column called "The Global Citizen," commenting
on world events from a systems point of view.
In 2000 we asked Dr. Meadows if Women and Life on Earth could
post or link to her columns. We were just starting our website,
she didn't know us at all, but she agreed immediately. One of
our first pages had her critique of Earth Day 2000: Earth
Day Plus Thirty, As Seen By The Earth
passing was a great loss. Offering
a guide to Donella Meadow's important work on our website is a
belated thank you to an important voice, stilled too soon.
See a biography
and archival materials.
See an archive
of her "Global Citizen" columns.
Her topics ranged
widely, from ecology to war
and peace to a variety of international
From her writings
on war and peace:
learn from Hitler; maybe we can learn from Milosevic. Genocide announces
itself in advance. That is the time to intervene, when government-sponsored
hate-talk starts, not after millions of people are homeless or dead..."
quoted from: Why
Kosovo is a Battleground Again (1 April 1999, emphasis added)