Although there is an urban legend that the world will end this year based on a misinterpretation of the Mayan calendar, some researchers think a 40-year-old computer program that predicts a collapse of socioeconomic order and massive drop in human population in this century may be on target” (Source: Scientific American)

Good article from Scientific American on the inevitability of our industrial descent and what to do: build resilience against the coming storms.