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Collapse of Civilization

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“Civilization can die, because it has already died once.” - Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff


Discussion and articles of interest related to the potential collapse of global civilization. In the context of this subreddit, collapse means a social and technological upheaval that results in a far more simplified society in terms of social order, technology, economy, and interdependencies, with an inability to rebuild within centuries or millennia.

Such a global change could come about from a variety of reasons: global resource limitations, climate change, over-complexity, economic failure, or natural catastrophe.

Discussing peak oil, energy, sustainability, climate change, food, farming, gardening, water, shelter, health, medicine, security, infrastructure, recycling, transportation, scavenging, black markets, bartering.

Overindulging in this sub may be detrimental to your mental health. Anxiety and depression are common reactions to collapse-related news, so if you are feeling overwhelmed, please be conscious of your mental health and the effect this may have on you. As ever, if you are considering suicide, please seek professional help. These hotlines are only a call away.

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  • /r/CollapseSupport
  • /r/depression
  • /r/SuicideWatch
  • /r/SWResources

Short and sharp:

  • /r/DieOff, /r/apocalypse, /r/TEOTWAWKI, /r/shtf

Big picture, long-term:

  • /r/energy, /r/peakoil
  • /r/overpopulation, /r/environment, /r/Stormcoming
  • /r/collapsedoc -- collapse documentaries
  • /r/DarkFuturology -- sci-fi levels of inequality, machine rule, etc
  • /r/MakeTotalDestr0i -- studies, papers and analysis related to collapse

Wide-Angle, general, big, bad news:

  • /r/globalcollapse
  • /r/Apocalypse_Watch/

Solutions & survival:

  • /r/postcollapse, /r/Preppers
  • /r/CollapseSkills
  • /r/survival, /r/bushcraft
  • /r/selfsufficiency, /r/homestead, /r/frugal
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  • /r/ClimateStabilization


  • /r/economiccollapse
  • /r/stockmarketcrash
  • /r/economy
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