Skip to main content

View Diary: MIT team: global economic collapse by 2030 (246 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  He was actually an optimist... (9+ / 0-)

    ...considering that if he had been right, a few hundred million people would have died in the 1800s and that would have been the end of it.

    He didn't foresee fossil fuels and the green revolution, which is going to cause a far more massive collapse than he could ever imagine (perhaps billions dead)!

    It doesn't have to end this way, but of course it will.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 09:22:14 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  I like this quote: (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Nulwee, Lily O Lady, Sparhawk, Marie
      No man can say that he has seen the largest ear of wheat, or the largest oak that could ever grow; but he might easily, and with perfect certainty, name a point of magnitude, at which they would not arrive. In all these cases therefore, a careful distinction should be made, between an unlimited progress, and a progress where the limit is merely undefined.
      I would argue that Malthus wasn't wrong, it's just that the limits so far have been undefined.

      "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

      by northsylvania on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 02:24:30 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site