Black People : NASA : global industrial civilisation could collpse

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    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.

    The research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary 'Human And Nature DYnamical' (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharri of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists. The study based on the HANDY model has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed Elsevier journal, Ecological Economics.
    It finds that according to the historical record even advanced, complex civilisations are susceptible to collapse, raising questions about the sustainability of modern civilisation:

    "The fall of the Roman Empire, and the equally (if not more) advanced Han, Mauryan, and Gupta Empires, as well as so many advanced Mesopotamian Empires, are all testimony to the fact that advanced, sophisticated, complex, and creative civilizations can be both fragile and impermanent."

    By investigating the human-nature dynamics of these past cases of collapse, the project identifies the most salient interrelated factors which explain civilisational decline, and which may help determine the risk of collapse today: namely, Population, Climate, Water, Agriculture, and Energy.

    The two key solutions are to reduce economic inequality so as to ensure fairer distribution of resources, and to dramatically reduce resource consumption by relying on less intensive renewable resources and reducing population growth:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/16/1285204/-NASA-Civilization-headed-for-collapse?detail=email

    http://www.atmos.umd.edu/~ekalnay/pubs/handy-paper-for-submission-2.pdf
     
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    The key solutions are to reduce economic inequality so as to ensure fairer distribution of resources, and to dramatically reduce resource consumption, by relying on less intensive renewable resources. As well as reducing population growth:

    Looks like them euros are doing a fine job of reducing our numbers.
     
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    when the planet is polluted they will go too......
     
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    Good stuff elder, real close:

    ... i would say that this presumes that technology remains static and overlooks recycling ...

    http://destee.com/index.php?threads/racism-white-supremacy-fact-or-fiction.52972/page-20#post-532318
     
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    This is not shocking. Moreover, it's why the raiding of pension funds and other sources of stock piled wealth being raided. Our monetary systems is a version of bitcoins. And it's about to be exposed. The new rich are the young dope heads of old. They don't have the discipline of their parents to pull it off





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    "the love of money is the root of all evil:"
     
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    just the way the banking system is set up is unsustainable...
    the countries with the least amount of natural resources and smallest military will be the first to bite the dust when the ish hits the fan....


    i really wish some countries in africa would spend more money on defense instead of living lavishly...

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    Why? Wouldn't it make more sense that the countries with the most natural resources have a target on their backs? Why go after something that cannot sustain you?


    Isn't that what every other developing country is doing? You don't hear about China building a better defense. You hear about them enjoying a growing middle class and blah, blah, blah.
     
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    NASA said that too?... this Wino that used to hangout in front of Food King on East 14th street said the same thing.
     
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    if the banking system falls the countries that i mentioned would have no leverage for even the barter system......



    i'm talking about africa getting some nuclear capabilities more specifically...

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