We Are Not the First Civilization to Collapse, But Probably the Last

Used merchandise at a flea market. Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash.
Used clothing and merchandise will become more valuable after a collapse. Photo by Alice Pasqual on Unsplash.

This article on past and future collapses states that in the past, when civilizations collapsed, people migrated “to new ecosystems rich in natural resource.” This time around that won’t be possible because much of the planet may be uninhabitable. When we talk about “mortgaging our children’s future,” we mean by borrowing money, but it goes further than that. We may well be destroying their future.

Published 08/14/2022. Read full article.