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    Experts Fear Collapse of Global Civilisation

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    Experts Fear Collapse of Global Civilisation

    Published on January 11th, 2013
    Written by: Stephen Leahy

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 11 2013 (IPS) – Experts on the health of our planet are terrified of the future. They can clearly see the coming collapse of global civilisation from an array of interconnected environmental problems.

    “We’re all scared,” said Paul Ehrlich, president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. “But we must tell the truth about what’s happening and challenge people to do something to prevent it,” Ehrlich told IPS.

    Global collapse of human civilisation seems likely, write Ehrlich and his partner Anne Ehrlich in the prestigious science journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society.

    This collapse will take the form of a “…gradual breakdown because famines, epidemics and resource shortages cause a disintegration of central control within nations, in concert with disruptions of trade and conflicts over increasingly scarce necessities”, they write.

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    Escalating climate disruption, ocean acidification, oceanic dead zones, depletion of groundwater and extinctions of plants and animals are the main drivers of the coming collapse, they write in their peer-reviewed article “Can a collapse of global civilisation be avoided?” published this week.

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    “We talked to many of the world’s leading experts to reflect what is really happening,” said Ehrlich, who is an eminent biologist and winner of many scientific awards.

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    “To continue with ‘business as usual’ is an act of suicide on a gargantuan scale,” Prince Charles concluded.

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    The earth can and will produce what it has and more until the sun burns out or until they decide to replace it with a sguiggly CFL, I think that part is fine.
    The problem is the genetic debris like the the dummie that started this thread at DU. people like this with barely the mental capacity to execute bodily functions need to be removed from the decision making process, i.e. our current administration and the powers that be in Europe.
    How is obama working out for you?
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    If anything, SOCIALISM will cause the collapse of civilization. Take a look at what's going on in Europe these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    The earth can and will produce what it has and more until the sun burns out or until they decide to replace it with a sguiggly CFL, I think that part is fine.
    The problem is the genetic debris like the the dummie that started this thread at DU. people like this with barely the mental capacity to execute bodily functions need to be removed from the decision making process, i.e. our current administration and the powers that be in Europe.
    You mean those CFL's that cause mercury poisoning when they burst and skin cancer easier than the sun?
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    What, pray tell, IS global civilization?
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    Now that is a good DUmmy thread. Full of craziness, tin foil and general buffonery.

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    28. define sustainable

    The caveman days may have been sustainable, but they were not very sustainable for women without birth control,abortion, or for anyone without dentistry or Medicine.
    100,000 or so years humans have been adapting and overcoming. How did we ever make it that long without the pill or abortion.
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    This the difference between us and Moonbats.

    They cry about hard times coming, we are composed in the face of diffculty.

    They panic, we plan.

    They hide in a corner, we prep.

    They demand that someone save them, we create a retreat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDK View Post
    If anything, SOCIALISM will cause the collapse of civilization. Take a look at what's going on in Europe these days.
    Pretty much...the rise of the Social State will get us to the late Iron Age a damn' sight faster than any of the shit Ehrlich and company are worried about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    What, pray tell, IS global civilization?
    Exactly. I have seen any evidence that civilization is global.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wibbins View Post
    You mean those CFL's that cause mercury poisoning when they burst and skin cancer easier than the sun?


    I now have a mental image of this huge, sun-sized CFL squiggly bulb in the sky, the way Peter Griffith would see it in a Family Guy reference point moment.
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