A recent NASA-backed study predicted that civilization is on the verge of collapse! We hear doomsday theories like this all the time, so should we be taking this one seriously? Laci is joined by Dr. Ian O’Neill, Discovery News’ resident solar physicist and doomsday specialist, to discuss why this prediction any different than others.
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NASA-Backed Study Says Humanity Is Pretty Much Screwed
“Hope you’ve enjoyed civilized life, folks. Because a new study sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center says the world’s industrial societies are poised to collapse under the weight of their own unsustainable appetites for resources.”
The Life Cycles of Empires: Lessons for America Today?
“The German philosopher Hegel (1770-1831) knew that just because men and women learned about the past, that didn’t mean they’d make better decisions about the future.”
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for ‘irreversible collapse’?
“A new study sponsored by Nasa’s Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.”
Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies
“There are widespread concerns that current trends in resource-use are unsustainable, but possibilities of overshoot/collapse remain controversial.”
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