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I agree, except that I don't even think it will be gradual.

The "tipping point" will be demonstrated by one of the three (previously four, but spiritual death now discounted) horsemen of the apocalypse. Personally I think the plague is the most likely to hit first, but there are plenty of indications that famine might be the winner (e.g. rapid growth of wheat rust). And with plenty of nukes still out there, and Russia and the U.S. way up there on the energy supplier list, there's a chance that the next phase of the oil wars might go over the edge. Any of these could kick in quite rapidly.

Not to mention climate change, overpopulation in general, and our unanimous western move towards fascism...

by asdf on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 at 09:59:45 AM EST
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