Category Archives: Collapsing

Pretty much all other nations, the Russia and U.S. may outlast Europe/India/China

Book review of Failing states, collapsing systems biophysical triggers of political violence by Nafeez Ahmed

[ In this post I summarize the sections of Nafeez’s book about the biophysical factors that bring nations down (i.e. climate change drought & water scarcity, declining revenues after peak oil, etc.) The Media tend to focus exclusively on economic … Continue reading

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Venezuela collapse: looting on the rise, running out of food, electricity

[ Venezuela is experiencing a double whammy of drought and low oil prices, which has lead to blackouts and inability to import food.  At this point the newspapers are saying that Venezuela has collapsed. 2016-11-1 Venezuela is telling hungry city … Continue reading

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Syrian conflict due to climate change drought

Fountain, H. March 2, 2015. Researchers Link Syrian Conflict to a Drought Made Worse by Climate Change. New York Times. Drawing one of the strongest links yet between global warming and human conflict, researchers said Monday that an extreme drought … Continue reading

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Libya: Threat of civil war looms with militias

Libya drifts after ousting prime minister. McClatchy News Service. March 13, 2014. San Francisco Chronicle. In the nearly three years since Libyans fought to end 42 years of often brutal and bizarre rule by Moammar Khadafy, the weak central government … Continue reading

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Hector Abadfeb. Colombia’s Warning for Mexico. New York Times

[ Abadfeb’s editorial reminds me of feudalism. Until the rise of state-level armies in the 17th century, the nobility had their own soldiers to keep the peasants in line.  Now, rich landowners hire vigilantes to fight guerrillas and drug cartels, … Continue reading

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Kaplan on West Africa

The Coming Anarchy Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War. Robert D. Kaplan. 1994. New York Times. THE COMING ANARCHY THE MINISTER’S EYES were like egg yolks, an after-effect of some of the many illnesses, malaria especially, endemic in … Continue reading

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Egypt collapsing from declining oil, food, overpopulation

Aleklett, K. July 9, 2012.  Egypt condemned to continued chaos without its earnings from oil.  ASPO. The main problem with Egypt is their population has grown far past the ability of their nation to provide food for its people.  That … Continue reading

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