I’m convinced civilization will collapse in a violent storm of events soon. This won’t be the end of the world, just the end of civilization, the end days of a horrible system of suffering and destruction.
This is based on facts, on an easily observed chain of events, not some fantasy either good or bad.
The massive overpopulation is a factor in itself, of course. The overpopulation issue isn’t overestimated, but grossly underestimated. There are three major reasons beyond that.
We have the human-created climate change, quickly growing beyond even the boldest projection. The rising sea and increasingly violent and frequent storms will drown and blow away all major human settlements.
There is the upcoming pandemonium, an inevitable wildfire decease that directly and indirectly will kill many millions of people, making the world-wide pandemic in 1918 look like a hand grenade compared to an atomic bomb.
Then there is the strain on social relations, long since pushed past the breaking point not yet quite manifested.
Added to all that is the ongoing poisoning of our bodies, making it more than likely that there will be more mass death and sterility very soon, described in great detail in books like Children of Man. Our food and water, our very surroundings are increasingly unsafe and unhealthy. Nature is fading, life on Earth is dying.
The three and all the rest will arrive as one, unstoppable force. They are already here.