From the Forums: Is the End Near?

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I wonder how many think that within a few decades the total number of humans alive on Earth will plummet due to blind and soul-less market and natural forces? To me, it's a foregone conclusion...I have often thought of the world's ecosystem as a web which could lose a few strands without collapsing but the other day I heard the world's living systems described as a chain with a break in only one of the links being enough to prompt collapse.

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