COLLAPSE: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (NPG Bootnote)

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version by Jared Diamond New York: Viking, 2004. 575 pp. Dr. Diamond’s new study of “how societies choose to fail or succeed” has received considerable attention, and deservedly so. He describes eight threats to traditional societies and twelve among modern societies. He details the process by which various […]

Land, Water and Energy Versus the Ideal U.S. Population

Scientific evidence is mounting concerning rapid population growth in the United States that is causing the deterioration of life supporting environmental resources (Bartlett and Lytwak, 1995; Grant, 2000, 2003; Pimentel and Pimentel, 2003; Sachs, 2004). Genuine concerns are expressed about future food security, prosperity, quality of human life, and maintaining the personal freedoms Americans now […]

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