“New research published in the Yale Journal of Industrial Ecology looked back at how things have gone since the initial 1972 report and concluded that we could indeed witness the collapse of civilization as soon as the year 2040. But that’s only if we continue our business-as-usual approach to resource extraction and overexploitation — suggesting that there’s hope for society as long as we can change course.”
I remember reporting on this subject once before many years ago around 2012 when MIT again ran the data, and came up with the same result, it is a for sure deal. If we continue “business as usual”, then our future generations will come to hate life because of the struggle, it will not be till multiple generations after, that those alive will not remember the transition from the times of abundance. Capitalism is about unsustainable practices all in order to create continued commerce, no matter the damage done geologically, atmospherically, ecologically or any other product that is finite. Our economic system is nothing but to fill up landfills, and empty minds. guilt should be felt by all who continue to proceed as usual, including myself. I agree to change my purchasing habits, which includes petroleum use, electrical use, plastic stored consumables, and whatever else I can do to help, maybe it wont save the planet, but then I can say I learned my lesson the hard way, and so did our planet, but maybe these practices will be seen by our descendants and remembered in the transition coming, or shall I say already taking place.
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