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Archive for November, 2008

When Will Food Riots Break Out Across the U.S.?

Posted by edro on November 25, 2008

See main Entry at >> The Land of Plenty [of hungry people]

Loss of topsoil, land degradation and desertification are global phenomena, which are rapidly destroying our ability to feed the world population

Unless comprehensive action is taken globally to stop the deadly trends, food riots will be commonplace throughout the world in the very near future.


Severely degraded land. Photo: Unesco. Image may be subject to copyright.

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Desertification: A Most Powerful Mechanism of Collapse

Posted by edro on November 22, 2008

About 35 % of China’s agricultural land is affected by desertification

The world must help China reverse its collapse feedback!

See News Entry >> China’s Topsoil Nightmare Is Real


Dead/withered trees near the Minqin oasis caused by falling level of groundwater. Photo Credit: Benoit Aquin, The Walrus. Image may be subject to copyright. Click here for photo album.

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Image of the Day: Hong Kong Skyline at Night

Posted by edro on November 17, 2008

Hong Kong: Facing an Increasingly Uncertain Future

Hong Kong may be among the world’s first Megapolises to experience a total collapse


The night skyline of Hong Kong, Victoria Harbour and Kowloon
, as seen from Victoria Peak, the tallest mountain on Hong Kong Island. With a population of more than 7 million, HK is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Author: Diliff. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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A Most Powerful Mechanism of Collapse

Posted by edro on November 4, 2008

A Most Powerful Mechanism of Collapse:
The Loss of Will to Live

Pawning the Last Valuable Possession

The will to live is the ultimate human phenomenon maintained by a fine balance between the four interrelated elements:

  • Health of the environment
  • Physical and mental well being
  • Nature’s supplies and services
  • Societal vigor

the-will-to-live

As the demands on nature multiply,  the environment progressively deteriorates and civilization becomes increasingly dysfunctional, the balance exponentially declines and the future of human species, entirely by their own making, becomes rapidly bleaker.

What future is there for a dying addict who has pawned his last item of value, craving  only for one last strong fix?

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