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Proc Biol Sci. 2013 Jan 8;280(1754):20122845. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2012.2845. Print 2013 Mar 7.

Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

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Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. pre@stanford.edu

Abstract

Environmental problems have contributed to numerous collapses of civilizations in the past. Now, for the first time, a global collapse appears likely. Overpopulation, overconsumption by the rich and poor choices of technologies are major drivers; dramatic cultural change provides the main hope of averting calamity.

PMID:
23303549
PMCID:
PMC3574335
DOI:
10.1098/rspb.2012.2845
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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