Can modern civilization break down? Yes, of course it can. Those who reject such a claim and refer to it as "alarmism" should take the time to look The Age of Consequences.
We can start the 23. August 2005, when New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina. The flood that followed caused havoc and threatened both security systems and society's self-regulation. What would happen if several major US cities were hit at the same time? Could things get completely out of control, whereby both state power and civil society would have lost their stabilizing power? When questions like this are raised, it is easy to assume that environmentalists and green politicians are asking them. This time, however, the worry message comes from unexpected hold, which makes it extra interesting to listen.
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