Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and Use of Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies, funded in part by NASA and the University of Maryland, found that our planet is overpopulated and there are too many rich people. Ouch!
The 2014 paper itself is pretty amazing. It managed to cover Agenda 21, Obama’s class warfare and Karl Marx all in one report!
Submitted by Safa Motesharrei, a mathematician at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center; Jorge Rivas of the Institute of Global Environment and Society; and a Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Eugenia Kalnay, the paper argued that the rise and fall of civilizations is more of a rule than the exception but, summing up Marx in a single sentence, the “collapse can be avoided and population can reach equilibrium if the per-capita rate of depletion of nature is reduced to a sustainable level and if resources are distributed in a reasonably equitable fashion.” If you can’t figure out where the paper is heading by just looking at the academics who wrote it, I’ve got some swamp land for sell.
Basing their theory on a predator vs. prey model, these leftist reason that the balance of nature is basically screwed because as the population grows, predators thrive. But once the predators become too numerous and “overcome” the prey, famine results.
The paper claims that only four factors influences the collapse of society: nature, natural resources, the accumulation of wealth, and the elite. Considering their political tilt, I can almost guarantee that none of these individuals are familiar with nor do they mourn the loss of morality, principles, a strong work ethic, the destruction of our education system, the flooding of the job market with illegal aliens, the destruction of traditional marriage, or the left’s attempt to shove God in a closet.
In an egalitarian society they argue, there is no elite class – everyone is equally poor but that’s okay because nature is balanced until such time as we use up our resources. But, in an equitable society, a socialist utopia, the world would be saved because government would enslave the peons, controlling where they lived, worked, what and how much they were allowed to eat, how many children they could have, and how much they were allowed to keep of their lowly wages thus slowing growth and fairly distributing the world’s income. It’s only in an unequal scenario that society crashes when those predators, the elite population takes off.
What they choose to ignore is that in such a society, their utopian socialist world, the elite not only continue to live but thrive off the backs of the peons.
I can’t imagine why NASA issued an official statement that said the paper was not “solicited, directed or reviewed” by the space agency nor do they “endorse the paper or its conclusions.” Maybe they hoping we’re unaware of the Agenda 21 population control, global warming scam they’ve been pushing in conjunction with the United Nations!