"Collapse of Civilization by the Year 2040" (New report).

  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jun 23, 2015 4:24 AM GMT
    A new report sponsored by Lloyds of London, and supported by the UK Foreign Office and other looney fringe entities, such as the University of Wisconsin, indicates civilization ("as we know it") will collapse by 2040. I quote below two paragraphs from the opening part of the report. The entire report is in "Insurge Intelligence", (link below), a zine I highly recommend.

    "Before you panic, the good news is that the scientists behind the model don’t believe it’s predictive. The model does not account for the reality that people will react to escalating crises by changing behavior and policies."

    (Yes! Because we're brilliant at "changing our behavior and policies" SO far!)

    "But even so, it’s a sobering wake-up call, which shows that business-as-usual guarantees the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it: our current way of life is not sustainable."

    (Whoda thunk?"


    https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/uk-government-backed-scientific-model-flags-risk-of-civilisation-s-collapse-by-2040-4d121e455997
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    Jun 23, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Lloyds of London and the FCO - 'looney fringe entities'? One is the oldest (and one of the biggest) insurance underwriters in the world and the other is a major government department of a G7 member and permanent member of the UN Security Council. Are you stupid?
  • HottJoe

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    Jun 23, 2015 8:31 PM GMT
    Well, I guess I'll just have to workout for vanity's sake, since having longevity will suck.icon_evil.gif
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jun 24, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidLloyds of London and the FCO - 'looney fringe entities'? One is the oldest (and one of the biggest) insurance underwriters in the world and the other is a major government department of a G7 member and permanent member of the UN Security Council. Are you stupid?


    LOL. Not as stupid as a Brit who cant' see a mocking irony in preparation for the conservative's posse's response on here. READ what I WROTE in parentheses. I'm AGREEING with the report. Are YOU stupid???
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    Jun 24, 2015 9:08 AM GMT
    WrestlerBoy said

    LOL. Not as stupid as a Brit who cant' see a mocking irony in preparation for the conservative's posse's response on here. READ what I WROTE in parentheses. I'm AGREEING with the report. Are YOU stupid???


    Sorry, but it wasn't at all clear and I notice you have since altered some of your wording in an attempt to make it slightly more comprehensible.

    Incidentally, how is my nationality relevant to this discussion? I wouldn't, for example, refer to you as 'an American with poor writing skills'.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jun 25, 2015 1:10 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 said
    WrestlerBoy said

    LOL. Not as stupid as a Brit who cant' see a mocking irony in preparation for the conservative's posse's response on here. READ what I WROTE in parentheses. I'm AGREEING with the report. Are YOU stupid???


    Sorry, but it wasn't at all clear and I notice you have since altered some of your wording in an attempt to make it slightly more comprehensible.

    Incidentally, how is my nationality relevant to this discussion? I wouldn't, for example, refer to you as 'an American with poor writing skills'.


    No, because I don't have poor writing skills. On the other hand, you clearly have poor comprehension "skills"? But you've always been more interested in ad homs on this site than you have the debate itself (see your complete misunderstanding of this one, because you don't like "me"), which I find particularly "British". icon_biggrin.gif