Ugo Bardi: Societal Collapse, the Seneca Effect

Climate State
Published on Jan 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
Source https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/v… and https://50thclubofrome.com
Teaser image by Hubert Robert https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
See also, Seneca the Younger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_the_Younger

See related:

Ugo Bardi, Sara Falsini, and Ilaria Perissi, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze, Italy
and Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM)
Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto F. 50019 (Fi), Italy
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