NASA: Industrial Civilisation Headed For ‘Irreversible Collapse’

NASA: Industrial Civilisation Headed For ‘Irreversible Collapse’ reports Nafeez Ahmed at the UK Guardian. HOAX ALERT!! NASA DID NOT SPONSOR OR AUTHOR THIS — although many writers were “taken in” by this. Nonetheless, THIS IDEA IS PLAUSIBLE. Global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

 

It’s possible that the shadow author of this paper read Joseph Tainter’s The Collapse of Complex Societies (1988), available here, in which he builds a very solid argument, with historical examples, that complex societies are particularly susceptible to collapse. This makes the drive towards social and resource sustainability that much more urgent. Part of the solution is bringing our populations to sustainable levels — by supplying every woman on Earth with the materials and rights to control their reproduction, which would cost about as much as one year of the Iraq war cost the US.

Perhaps the author wanted us all to focus on this very real threat.

 

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.

 

For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte

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Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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One Response to NASA: Industrial Civilisation Headed For ‘Irreversible Collapse’

  1. I’ve written to the White House about doing more to control population numbers… but it is probably an insignificant needle in the haystack to them. Helping to educate people might work, but it is not going to change things soon.

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