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Friday, July 30, 2021

In 1972, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists published an alarming prediction: If industrial society continued to grow unchecked, it would exhaust Earth's resources and lead to civilizational collapse by the middle of the 21st century.


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The original Limits to Growth paper used a model called World3 to predict how factors like global population, birth rate, mortality, industrial output, food production, health and education services, non-renewable natural resources and pollution would interact to shape the future. They used the model to show different potential scenarios for the future, some leading to collapse, or a steep decline in social, economic and environmental conditions.


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This prediction is a no brainer, is it not? It is not to be expected that a planet that went on tens or hundreds of thousand of years in perfect ecological balance with a few million humans could remain in balance with billions raping and polluting the planet.


But mother nature always wins. Her next virus may not be as benevolent as Covid.

#1 | Posted by jakester at 2021-07-30 02:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm very disturbed by recent events of worldwide deludges and wildfires. I'm in my 60's, so I might outlive this.

But I told my 20 something year old son , if the Apocalypse comes, go back to your Mother's people in the Philippines and get with your cousins. If the need be, they still know how to go primitive. He started to wave it off, but then I interjected. You can become a tribal chieftain with 8 wives and dozens of concubines...He began to muse.

Had to give him a motivator.

#2 | Posted by shane at 2021-08-01 01:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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