Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

Syria ruin

Think of civilisation as a poorly-built ladder. As you climb, each step that you used falls away. A fall from a height of just a few rungs is fine. Yet the higher you climb, the larger the fall. Eventually, once you reach a sufficient height, any drop from the ladder is fatal.

Graphics showing collapse risk rising

via BBC – Future – Are we on the road to civilisation collapse?

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