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"You Can't Handle the Truth!" by BY RICHARD HEINBERG

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opednews.com Headlined to H3 9/28/16

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'All past civilizations have gone through similar patterns of over-growth and decline. But ours is the first global, fossil-fueled civilization and its collapse will therefore correspondingly be more devastating. The basic outlines of the crisis were traced over 40 years ago in a book titled The Limits to Growth. Today we are hitting the limits of net energy, environmental pollution and debt .We have overshot human population levels that are supportable long-term. Yet we have come to rely on continual expansion of population and consumption in order to generate economic growth — which we see as the solution to all problems. Our medicine is our poison. All of this constitutes a fairly simple and obvious truth. But evidently our leaders believe that most people simply can’t handle this truth. Either that or our leaders are, themselves, clueless.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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