Monday, March 17, 2014
According to a report, by mathematician Safa Motesharrei (above) and others, industrial civilization 'may be heading toward collapse' within decades.
1. the wide gap between the rich and the poor and
2. the strain on the planet's resources.
According to the report, rich 'elites' may be responsible for both problems.
According to the report: 'The mass of the population, while producing the wealth, is only allocated a small portion of it by elites, usually at or just above subsistence levels.'
The report refers to the downfall of various civilizations, including the Roman, Han, Gupta and various Mesopotamian empires
The Guardian / Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? / A Minimal Model for Human and Nature Interaction / http://www.dailymail.
The Duke of Westminster - one of the top five.
The top 5 richest families in the UK have a combined wealth of £28.2 billion.
The poorest fifth of the UK population has a combined wealth of £28.1 billion.