Do civilizations survive?
By Gwynne Dyer Oct. 1, 2018
There’s still a huge amount of research to be done in this new domain, but it’s time to ask where our own planetary civilization falls on this spectrum of possible behaviours.
In other models, the planet’s people (creatures? beings?) delay switching the energy sources for too long. They all switch in the end, but the laggards still don’t make it. The population starts to fall, then appears to stabilize for a while, then rushes downward to extinction. Nobody saw that one coming, but it’s what the models are telling us.
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