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Report | 1996

How Not to Parachute More Cats

By  Amory Lovins
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This classic publication describes one of RMI’s founding parables. The story of parachuting cats into Borneo illustrates the RMI principle of whole-system design. The authors argue that if we do not understand interconnections, often the cuase of problems is the solutions. However, by using whole-system design, one solution can be leveraged to create many others. The authors describe how whole-system thinking can be used in considering the problems of energy use and energy efficiency.