46 years ago a computer model predicted the destruction of our civilization. And the forecast seems to come true

In the early 1970s, the world entered a Golden age of technology. We sent into space robotic devices, creating computing, and more, and life expectancy continued to grow. However, many were skeptical and believed that this situation can not last long. So, in 1973 a group of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT) developed a mathematical model called World3. It was based on World1 — the work of a mathematician named Jay Forrester. The task of the model was to simulate how population growth and industrial development, food production and limited natural resources will have an impact on life on Earth. According to the results, our civilization will cease to exist by 2040.

Perhaps in 30 or 40 years from the familiar world will not be over

What we have left?

The work “Limits to growth” (The Limits of Grow) is one of the best selling books today. It was considered five factors that are considered can affect the following aspects of life on Earth: population growth, agricultural production, depletion of non-renewable resources, industrial production and environmental pollution. The reason it’s an old study, again appeared in the news, is that the Australian news Agency has published their original story, telling about the study. It is notable that some of the predictions have already come true. For example, the model predicted that the pollution of the planet will reach the point that will represent a threat for people and quality of life will peak and then decline. However, despite the fact that the study has undergone a number of changes in subsequent years, World3 does not run since 2004. When the work was first published, the model has only made General assumptions about certain factors.

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However, the model showed that while the population of our planet continues to grow, we pollute the environment and continue to relentlessly exploit natural resources, like tying the noose to your own necks. The decline of civilization does not necessarily happen in 2040, maybe it will happen in 2050, but the model got the right idea about what our actions have tangible long term effects. At least today, scientists agree that the level of pollution of the Earth, including plastic waste, has reached a critical level.

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The pollution of the planet looks really scary

So, some scientists agree that if nothing changes, then humanity has no more than 100 years of life. Thus, we need not just to stop what we’re doing wrong, but to take decisive action to reverse the damage already caused to the environment. Otherwise it will be too late. Also do not forget about the rapid change in climate, which today has a negative impact on the life and health of a large number of people all over the world. So, if the world doesn’t end in 2040, this does not mean that it will not come later. In the end, 11 thousand recently scientists warned the public about the climate emergency so that you can panic.

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