“Currently and clearly we are no longer an equal distribution of a well balanced society. Few are unwilling to speak the truth or face the truth. Greed has become an epidemic that affects the lives of those less fortunate. The mentality is to acquire more and more not really understanding how much less we need and all this STUFF has to go somewhere, into the atmosphere, into our dump sites, sewage sites and ultimately it has become a ubiquitous spread of toxic waste. This article has some sobering truth for our future. We must learn new definitions for our well-being existence. We all have to give back that’s really the law of the land and the living.” ~ © Natalie Keshing
The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there’s not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature of our society.
Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse (population, climate, water, agriculture and energy), the report says that the sudden downfall of complicated societal structures can follow when these factors converge to form two important criteria.
Motesharrei’s report says that all societal collapses over the past 5,000 years have involved both “the stretching of resources due to the strain placed on the ecological carrying capacity” and “the economic stratification of society into Elites [rich] and Masses (or “Commoners”) [poor].”
This “Elite” population restricts the flow of resources accessible to the “Masses”, accumulating a surplus for themselves that is high enough to strain natural resources. Eventually this situation will inevitably result in the destruction of society.
Elite power, the report suggests, will buffer “detrimental effects of the environmental collapse until much later than the Commoners,” allowing the privileged to “continue ‘business as usual’ despite the impending catastrophe.”
While this report is incisive and grim, the outcome is not inevitable.
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