Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich


Environmental problems have contributed to numerous collapses of civilizations in the past. Now, for the first time, a global collapse appears likely. Overpopulation, overconsumption by the rich and poor choices of technologies are major drivers; dramatic cultural change provides the main hope of averting calamity.

  • Received November 28, 2012.
  • Accepted December 7, 2012.
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