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Human Consumption Will Trigger Global Collapse By 2030 | Care2 Causes

Human Consumption Will Trigger Global Collapse By 2030 | Care2 Causes

In 1972, four MIT researchers published a report called “Limits to Growth.” In it, they used computer models to analyze economic data, and predicted that if civilization continued on its path toward increasing consumption, the global economy would collapse by 2030. Forty years later, instead of seeming unlikely, the prophesies of this controversial study appear to be coming true, right on schedule: we have only accelerated our consumption of the planet’s resources, and this destruction can’t go on much longer. Led by MIT’s Jay W. Forrester’s Institute the study used a computing model to examine the correlation between global developments and their affect on the Earth. Variables involving the amount of available resources, different level of agricultural productivity, birth control and environmental protection were taken into account to examine what the future holds for the...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/human-consumption-will-trigge...

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