Italian scientist Dr. Ugo Bardi discusses the statistical and historical evidence that a new wave of global democide is very possible and could wipe out up to 1 billion people worldwide. He also discusses his newest book The Seneca Effect: Why Growth Is Slow But Collapse is Rapid.
Are You Ready For Another Round of Mass Exterminations? https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/are-you-ready-for-another-round-of-mass-exterminations-ed9773816fa9
This fascinating academic debate has huge implications for the future of world peace https://www.vox.com/2015/5/21/8635369/pinker-taleb
Fractalisty and Self-Organized Criticality of Wars https://cnls.lanl.gov/~dcr/wars_power.pdf
War Size Distribution: Empirical Regularities Behind Conflicts https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/59554/1/MPRA_paper_59554.pdf
About Dr. Ugo Bardi
Prof. Ugo Bardi is Professor in Physical Chemistry at the University of Florence (IT). He is the author of a number of books and articles on the subject of mineral resources and their depletion, among which the 33rd report to the Club of Rome titled “Extracted” (2014) and “The Limits to Growth Revisited” (2011). He is also founder and former president of the Italian section of Association for the Study of Peak Oil and chief editor of “Biophysical Economics and Resource Quality”, a Springer journal
Ugo’s work focuses on promoting a sustainable transition to renewable energy on the basis of a quantitative energy yield analysis. In his blog “Cassandra’s Legacy”, he examines among other things the “Seneca Effect”, a biophysical interpretation of the collapse of complex systems.
Ugo lives in Fiesole (IT) with his wife Grazia.
*Podcast intro music is from the song “The Queens Jig” by “Musicke & Mirth” from their album “Music for Two Lyra Viols”: https://musicke-mirth.de/en/recordings.html (available on iTunes or Amazon)