Category Archives: Dieoff

Lester Brown on Water shortages, Climate Change, Soil Erosion, Decreasing Crop Yields

Institute of Medicine. The Nexus of Biofuels, Climate Change, and Human Health: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2014. BIOFUELS AND THE WORLD FOOD ECONOMY The session’s first speaker was Lester Brown, founder and president of the Earth … Continue reading

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How to Survive the Coming Century

Excerpts from 25 Feb 2009  How to survive the coming century All of the world’s major deserts are predicted to expand, with the Sahara reaching right into central Europe. Glacial retreat will dry Europe’s rivers from the Danube to … Continue reading

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William Rees: Culture and behavior: The human nature of unsustainability

Read the full report:»  Download the PDF (1 MB) by William Rees,  Post Carbon Institute    Sep 1, 2011 The Unsustainability Conundrum In 1992 the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) issued the following gloomy assessment of the prospects for civilization: … Continue reading

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Survival: Stay out of Institutions

The census bureau definition of Institutional Group Quarters: Facilities for people under formally authorized, supervised care or custody, such as correctional facilities, nursing facilities/skilled nursing facilities, in-patient hospice facilities, mental (psychiatric) hospitals, group homes for juveniles, and residential treatment centers … Continue reading

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Survival: Avoid Disease and Disability

If you want to have a shot at making it through the worst of the collapse stay healthy and avoid accidents.  Medicine will be less available as the depression grows worse and businesses fail. Below are some statistics about various … Continue reading

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William Catton, Chapter 2 of Overshoot: The Tragic Story of Human Success

William Catton. Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. 1980. University of Illinois Press Origins of Man’s Future We are already living on an overloaded world. Our future will be a product of that fact; that fact is a product … Continue reading

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