The breakdown and collapse of human civilization is coming quickly and is imminent.
The world is overpopulated. There are an estimated 7.3 billion people on the planet
as of 2014. Too many people creates too many problems. The race for scarce resources
has already begun.
Access to food, water, energy and space will grow increasingly scarce as levels
of hatred, desperation and violence escalate in response to not being able to fulfill
the basic needs of an increasingly hungry, thirsty and and energy intensive civilization.
The world is Out of Control. There is no sane management of the planet, its people
or its resources. Nations are armed to the teeth and those with enough weapons have,
and will continue, to use brutal force against the weak and the poor to take that
which they believe they are entitled to. Pure jungle survival instincts (rather than cultivated
international cooperation) have now risen to the top mantle in regards to securing the basic
necessities of human survival.
The transition to a sustainable society should have been made at the turn of the
millennium (by 2012 at the very latest), but human stupidity, greed and the psychotic desire
to technologically control, enslave, dominate and kill our fellow man has taken precedence.
As a result, the timeline for this critical shift in the evolution of civilizational maturity
has now come and gone. We have collectively failed to take the quantum leap in consciousness.
The breakdown and collapse of the human enterprise is now inevitable and forthcoming.
On the immediate horizon, both global climate change and the massive radiation releases
from the damaged nuclear reactor complex at Fukushima, Japan, will definitivily determine
the depth and breadth of how deep the collapse of civilization will proceed. Both threats are
long term and quite lethal to the human condition. Both are extinction level
events ultimately altering the trajectory of species continuity over time.
In the short term and on a local level, expect a complete shattering of any and all established
values, ethics and beliefs. This descent into planetary chaos will turn everything upside down
and fundamentally redefine the nature of human life and living for the foreseeable
Lawlessness, anarchy and rebellion will undoubtedly increase in scope and in intensity
as the breakdown progresses and unfolds in the months and years to come. Police state
crackdowns will attempt to take down and control the riots and upheavals that are
forthcoming, but will be met with only limited success due to the tenacity and righteous
indignation of the human spirit. The quest and triumph of human freedom can never
current and projected tragedy of species extinction. Its been a long, hard journey.
2. Outgrowing the Earth: The Food Security Challenge in an Age of Falling Water Tables and Rising, by Lester Brown
3. The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World, by Paul Gilding