Detrimental Human-Nature Dynamics

Premiere DateNov 5, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Matthias Ruth
04:05 The Daily Beat pt. 2 Investigating Human Nature Dynamics
08:20 The Daily Beat pt. 3 Interrelated Factors that could lead to collapse
11:53 The Daily Beat Outro
12:03 Needs Baio
15:25 Finish

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This week on the Daily Beat: We delve into the different biological and natural forces that helps us form synergy with our surroundings.

Today on the Daily Beat, Thursday November 05, 2015: Matthias Ruth is speaking us about a new study partly-sponsored by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center that has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilization could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

The independent research project is based on a new cross-disciplinary ‘Human And Nature Dynamical’ (HANDY) model, led by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the US National Science Foundation-supported National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, in association with a team of natural and social scientists.

By investigating the human-nature dynamics of these past cases of collapse, the project identifies the most salient interrelated factors which explain civilizational decline, and which may help determine the risk of collapse today: namely, Population, Climate, Water, Agriculture, and Energy.


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Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…