Reference #339: Thinking in Systems

When a resource system is drawn from at a faster rate than it can sustain, it may or may not survive and rebuild itself. There are three possible outcomes:

If feedback is fast enough to stop growth before the critical threshold is reached, the system comes to equilibrium. Slower feedback leads oscillations. And a very weak balancing loop fails to stop continued growth, and so the resource passes its critical threshold and collapses.

Meadows. Thinking in Systems, 2008. (71-72)

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