Ugo Bardi: Societal Collapse, the Seneca Effect

Ugo Bardi (University of Florence), speaks at the 50th Anniversary […]

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January 6, 2019

Ugo Bardi (University of Florence), speaks at the 50th Anniversary Summit of the Club of Rome, October 2018. “Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid.”

Toward a General Theory of Societal Collapse. A Biophysical Examination of Tainter s Model of the Diminishing Returns of Complexity – In this paper, we present a simple biophysical model which we link to the concept that societies collapse because of the diminishing returns of complexity proposed by Joseph Tainter. https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.07056

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