Scientists propose changing the rules of history to avoid environmental collapse

(University College London) In their new book, The Human Planet, the authors have now gathered new evidence which reveals the basic rules governing human societies from the earliest hunter-gatherers to those of the present day. They warn that this evidence points to today's globally interconnected mega-civilization moving in one of two directions; one of continued rapid global growth and an eventual catastrophic collapse, or the emergence of a new mode of living that replaces the latest type of society, consumer capitalism.