The article is quite alarmist, but worth thinking about.
The End of Civilization
Made of: climate change, mass extinction, ecological collapse, economic depressions, financial implosions, political upheavals, pandemics, plagues, floods, fires, social breakdowns.
COVID is just a sneak peak of life falling apart.
COVID killed a sense of normality, which, in turn, escalated downfalls of countries on a downward slope.
The world is tearing apart, country vs country, human vs human.
ise of nationalistic and authoritarian regimes as a result.
COVID: the core systems (financial, pension, social, economic, healthcare) are still intact, which is good. But for how long?
Scary Forecasts (Believe Them at Your Own Risk)
2030s – fires and floods
Due to climate change the core systems will stop functioning. Life will be paralysed.
Megafires (as witnessed in California, Australia in 2019) will be a normality. Unmanageable loss of life and property (also essential buildings and land).
Areas prone to flooding and fires will be abandoned —> economic loss.
o Impact of mass fleeing: pressure on insurance (or lack thereof), healthcare, employment, energy grids, etc.
The Climate Depression of 2030s. Large chunks of population have nowhere to live and nothing to eat. No jobs, no demand —> no economic activity.
2040s – mass extinction of species
Ecological catastrophe, chains of life breaking apart.
o Soil —> not arable.
o Water (rivers, ponds) —> muddy
o Forests (without insects) —> dying.
Effects: scarce food supplies, clean water becomes luxury, raw materials become inaccessible.
Much higher proportion of income will go towards basic needs.
Hard to save and nothing to invest in.
2050s – final goodbye
Ecosystems irreversibly fail (forests, rivers, oceans)
Massive scarcity of resources, failure of economic and pricing systems.
Money is useless forever.
Nations fall apart, wars for resources, nationalism and tribalism
COVID is an early warning that we need to invest in things that will keep the civilization going, including preserving ecosystems.
If you don’t like how it’s now, take action.