Author Archives: David MacLeod

8/19 – Patterns for Navigating the Transition to a World in Energy Descent

August-November 2015 / Feature Articles

David MacLeod


David MacLeod


This paper considers current concerns about resource depletion (“energy descent”) and the unsustainability of current economic structures, which may indicate we are entering a new era signaled by the end of growth. Using the systems thinking tool of PatternDynamics™, developed by Tim Winton, this paper seeks to integrate multiple natural patterns in order to effectively impact these pressing challenges. Some of the Patterns considered include Energy, Transformity, Power, Pulse, Growth, and …