Some bad shit is coming folks. The exact form is indeterminate. But something is going to happen. Civilization, as it exists is optimized for maximized profit for the elite (Money Grubbing Scum) The earth can sustain about 200 million people at the current US life style. The US can support about 2-3 million at the hunter gatherer level. I can see no solution that doesn’t involve a population reduction IMMEDIATELY. Had there been a one child per family policy when I was in high school, we would just now be leveling out at about 4 billion, and perhaps beginning a modest decline. The video below earth 2100 envisions an ecological disaster which will render civilization destroyed by 2100. This is mere alarmist propaganda. Nothing to worry about. Mankind will be extinct long before then. Hidden in the overpopulation problem is the problem of optimization. For several thousand years mankind maintained a sustainable population by practicing crop rotation. War, famine, disease kept the population down. Typically there was a town surrounded by farmland. Food was raised locally and the town provided the industrial base. Assuming no unforeseen disaster, this town was pretty much self-sustaining. Crops were rotated to allow the soil to recover. Cattle shit in the fields returning nitrogen to the soil. Civilization continued pretty much in this pattern until the 1900’s. Settlers would establish a town in the center of the best farmland. Then optimization began in earnest. With a petroleum fueled economy the suburbs moved onto the best farmland. McMansions on their 1/4 acre estates overran the landscape. Commutes that were minutes can now be measured in hours. The local farmers were replaced with mega-farms which no longer rotate the crops. Cattle are raised in pens in Fort Worth, the grain to feed them in Kansas. The cattle are shot up with hormones to increase their growth rate which is affecting the population and the environment. Disposing of the cattle shit has become an ecological disaster. Meanwhile the wheat farms in Kansas have to resort to petroleum based fertilizers and genetically engineered crops to maximize their profit, because they no longer have easy access to cattle shit. The farmland is being laid waste. The government meanwhile has become a support system for maintaining this maximization of profit, providing the transportation, finance, infrastructure and propaganda necessary no matter what the cost. It is the system that is the problem. A failure in any component of this corrupt system will result in a collapse of the whole. It has become incredibly fragile, a house of cards that can collapse at a moment’s notice. And it will be swift. A massive rapid kill off of the population. I see nothing on the horizon that can prevent this. And it could be anything, any strain on the system will collapse this house of cards. In high school the population of the earth was 3 billion, now it’s over 6 billion, this cannot happen again. I have seen the damage that has been done to the ecosystem and it is irreversible. We have passed the tipping point. Housewives in el Segundo are recycling, and suburbanites in Des Moines are buying more fuel efficient cars. Diplomats are negotiating carbon credits at the UN. It doesn’t matter. There is an unseen negotiator at the table. Mother Nature, and Mother Nature is a bitch. She’s going to push the reset button. You really screwed the pooch on this folks. It is not the politicians, not the elite, not the nebulous New World Order, it’s not the democrats or the republicans, it’s not the christians or the Moslems or the Hindus. It’s not an impact by an asteroid or invasion by aliens. It is not Armageddon or Ragnarök. The problem is YOU. YOU allowed this to happen. YOU think that if you’ve got a six pack to suck on while watching the Superbowl everything is OK. Well, it ain’t. And you will find out. And it won’t be the hundred year decline envisioned in earth 2100, it will take less than a year.