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After running the numbers on a set of four equations representing human society, a team of NASA-funded mathematicians has come to the grim conclusion that the utter collapse of human civilization will be “difficult to avoid.
The otherwise obscure report was first made public in a recent column in Britain’s The Guardian newspaper in which environment writer Nafeez Ahmed warned that it constituted a “highly credible wake-up call” and declared that its menu of suggested policy changes were “required immediately.”
In the first scenario the population of elites suddenly spikes after 750 years, causing a “scarcity of workers” that sounds the civilization’s death knell by year 1000.
The second, “full collapse” scenario has the elites and commoners irreparably eating up the Earth’s resources after 350 years, leading to a slow bleed that destroys both humans and the planet by year 500.
“We could posit that this buffer of wealth … allows Elites to continue ‘business as usual’ despite the impending catastrophe,” it continues, suggesting that these kind of “oblivious elites” destroyed the Mayans and the Romans.
The only two scenarios that do not kill everyone, in fact, are the ones in which birth rates are either strictly controlled or “resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion.”
The non-deadly scenarios “are designed to indicate the kinds of policies needed to avoid this catastrophic outcomes,” read the study.
Is there ANY chance the distribution of wealth will considered?
Meh.. let it collapse .. world needs a reset ..
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It may not be inevitable, if population controls are put in place, but since that doesn't seem likely to happen, it might be inevitable.
People are ignorant and have no concept of how unimaginably vast the number 7 billion is.
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
The NASA-funded HANDY model offers a highly credible wake-up call to governments, corporations and business - and consumers - to recognise that 'business as usual' cannot be sustained, and that policy and structural changes are required immediately.
Although the study based on HANDY is largely theoretical - a 'thought-experiment' - a number of other more empirically-focused studies - by KPMG and the UK Government Office of Science for instance - have warned that the convergence of food, water and energy crises could create a 'perfect storm' within about fifteen years. But these 'business as usual' forecasts could be very conservative.
What genius these scientists possess! Redistribution of wealth, that always works. Why look at how well it's working in Venezuela right now!
This food line is only 4 miles long. All that oil wealth certainly has been put to good use now that the "people" own it.
There are so many other examples like North Korea and Detroit.
It is astonishing to me that they continue to push the blatant lie of wealth redistribution and socialism as a solution to poverty. The only thing that ever helps poverty is more Jesus and more capitalism. But the elite won't be promoting any of those things.