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Abel, Nick, David Cumming, and John M. Anderies. 2006. "Collapse and Reorganization in Social-Ecological Systems: Questions, some Ideas, and Policy Implications." Ecology and Society 11(1):17.

Acemo─člu, Daron and James Robinson. 2012. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Random House, New York. [review] [news article] [author video] [slide presentation (PDF)

Ahamed, Liaquat. 2009. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World. Penguin Press, New York.

Andersen, Ross. 2012. "We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction." The Atlantic 6 March. 

Barnosky, Anthony D., Elizabeth A. Hadly, Jordi Bascompte, Eric L. Berlow, James H. Brown, Mikael Fortelius, Wayne M. Getz, John Harte, Alan Hastings, Pablo A. Marquet, Neo D. Martinez, Arne Mooers, Peter Roopnarine, Geerat Vermeij, John W. Williams, Rosemary Gillespie, Justin Kitzes, Charles Marshall, Nicholas Matzke, David P. Mindell, Eloy Revilla, and Adam B. Smith. 2012. "Approaching a State Shift in Earth’s Biosphere." Nature 486:52-58. [PDF]

Barrett, Brendan. 2009. "Energy descent from peak oil: Collapse or evolution?" OurWorld 2.0 13 November. 

Beddoe, Rachael, Robert Costanza, Joshua Farley, Eric Garza, Jennifer Kent, Ida Kubiszewski, Luz Martinez, Tracy McCowen, Kathleen Murphy, Norman Myers, Zach Ogden, Kevin Stapleton, and John Woodward. 2009. "Overcoming Systemic Roadblocks to Sustainability: The Evolutionary Redesign of Worldviews, Institutions, and Technologies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(8):2483-2489.

Bomey, Nathan and John Gallagher 2013. "How Detroit went broke: The answers may surprise you - and don't blame Coleman Young." The Detroit Free Press 15 September.

Brander, James A. and M. Scott Taylor. 1998. "The Simple Economics of Easter Island: A Ricardo-Malthus Model of Renewable Resource Use." American Economic Review 88:119-138. [PDF]

Brown, Clifford T. and Walter R.T. Witschey. 2003. "The Fractal Geometry of Ancient Maya Settlement."  Journal of Archaeological Science 30(12):1619-1632. [PDF] [related news article] [related article by authors (PDF)]

Brown, Lester R. 2009b. Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization. Norton, New York. [previously published as Plan B in 2003, Plan B 2.0 in 2006, and Plan B 3.0 in 2008] [author interview] [related video]

Brown, Lester R. 2011b. World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse. Norton, New York. [PDF] [related video]

Brunk, Gregory G. 2002. "Why do Societies Collapse? A Theory Based on Self-organized Criticality." Journal of Theoretical Politics 14:195-230. [abstract]

Butzer, Karl W. and Georgina H. Endfield. 2012. "Critical Perspectives on Historical Collapse." (Special feature introduction.) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(10):3628-3631. [PDF] [Special feature table of contents]

Cairns, John, Jr. 1998b. "Malthus Revisited: Sustainability and the Denial of Limits." The Social Contract 8(3):157-167. [PDF]

Carpenter, Stephen R. and L.H. Gunderson. 2001. "Coping with Collapse: Ecological and Social Dynamics in Ecosystem Management." BioScience 51(6):451-457. [PDF]

Catton, William R., Jr. 1980. Overshoot: The Ecological Basis of Revolutionary Change. University of Illinois Press, Champagne/Urbana. [excerpt: "Industrialization: Prelude to Collapse"] [review]

Cavoukian, Raffi. 2011. "The Right to a Future: Urgent Need for a New Lens and Lexicon for Conveying Climate Collapse." Truthout 28 January. [related TED talk]

Clement, Charles R. 2010. "Between a Pristine Myth and an Impoverished Future." Biotropica 42(5):534-536. 

Costanza, Robert, Lisa J. Graumlich, and Will Steffen (eds.). 2007. Sustainability or Collapse? An Integrated History and Future of People on Earth. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge.

Demarest, Arthur A. 2004. Ancient Maya. The Rise and Fall of a Rainforest Civilization. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 

Diamond, Jared. 1999. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. Norton, New York. [review 1, review 2, review 3]

Diamond, Jared. 2005. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive. Viking Press, New York. [excerpts from EcoBooks] [review by Joseph Stiglitz (in doc format)] [review by William Rees in Nature] [review by Jonathon Porritt in The Guardian] [review by David Leary, Macquarie University (in PDF)] [review by Michael Kavanagh in Grist] [review by Scott Page (PDF)] [review by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker] [Diamond on TED Talks]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich. 2004. One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [video lecture by P. Ehrlich]

Ehrlich, Paul R. and Anne Ehrlich. 2013. "Can a Collapse of Global Civilization Be Avoided?" Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 280:Online 9 January. [PDF] [related talk by P. Ehrlich]

Forrest, Brett. 2010. "The Battle of Rio: With the 2016 Olympics looming, the city’s embattled police invade the favelas." The Atlantic December.

Gill, Richardson B. 2000. The Great Maya Droughts: Water, Life, and Death. University of New Mexico Press, Las Cruces.

Giroux, Henry A. 2012. Education and the crisis of public values. New York, NY: Peter Lang. [abstract] [related video]

Goodell, Jeff. 2007. "The Prophet of Climate Change: James Lovelock." Rolling Stone 1 November.

Greenspan, Alan. 2010. The Crisis. Report April 15, Greenspan Associates LLC, New York. [PDF]

Hansen, James E. 2009Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity. Bloomsbury U.S.A., New York. [review]

Heinberg, Richard. 2006. The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism and Economic Collapse. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Heinberg, Richard. 2007. "Five Axioms of Sustainability." MuseLetter #178. [related video]

Hodell, D.A., J.H. Curtis, and M. Brenner. 1995. "Possible Role of Climate in the Collapse of Classic Maya Civilization." Nature 375:391-394.

Holtham, Gerald. 2009. "Global Dimensions of the Financial Crisis." Institute for Public Policy Research, London. [related video]

Homer-Dixon, Thomas F. 1991. "On the Threshold: Environmental Changes as Causes of Acute Conflict." International Security 16(2):76-116. [PDF] [related popular article by Robert Kaplan]

Homer-Dixon, Thomas F., Jeffrey H. Boutwell, and George W. Rathjens. 1993. "Environmental Change and Violent Conflict." Scientific American 268(2):38-45. [abstract]

Homer-Dixon, Thomas. 1995b. "The Ingenuity Gap: Can Poor Countries Adapt to Resource Scarcity?" Population and Development Review 21(3):1-26. [PDF]

Homer-Dixon, Thomas. 2006. The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization. Island Press, Washington, D.C. [review 1 by Jennifer Rohleder(PDF)] [review 2]

Jackson, Tim. "Societal transformations for a sustainable economy." Natural Resources Forum. Vol. 35. No. 3. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2011. [PDF] [related article (PDF)] [related video

Janssen, Marco A, T.A. Kohler, and Marten Scheffer. 2003. "Sunk-cost Effects and Vulnerability to Collapse in Ancient Societies." Current Anthropology 44(5):722-728.

Janssen, Marco A. and Marten Scheffer. 2004. "Overexploitation of Renewable Resources by Ancient Societies and the Role of Sunk-cost Effects." Ecology and Society 9(1):6.

Jensen, Robert. 2010. "In the Face of this Truth. It’s time to talk honestly about collapse–no matter how others may respond." Yes Magazine 17 September.

Kaplan, Robert D. 1994. "The Coming Anarchy: How Scarcity, Crime, Overpopulation, Tribalism, and Disease Are Rapidly Destroying the Social Fabric of Our Planet." The Atlantic Monthly 273(2):44-76. [related academic article by Thomas Homer-Dixon]

Kaplan, Robert D. 2009. "The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate." Foreign Policy May/June:96,98-105. [PDF]

Kennett, Douglas J., Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach, Valorie V. Aquino, Yemane Asmerom, Jaime Awe, James U.L. Baldini, Patrick Bartlein, Brendan J. Culleton, Claire Ebert, Christopher Jazwa, Martha J. Macri, Norbert Marwan, Victor Polyak, Keith M. Prufer, Harriet E. Ridley, Harald Sodemann, Bruce Winterhalder, and Gerald H. Haug. 2012. "Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change." Science 338(6108):788-791 [news story

Kunstler, James Howard. 2005. The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. Atlantic Monthly Press, New York. [author interview in Grist] [related video from The Nation]

Lawler, Andrew. 2010. "Collapse? What Collapse? Societal Change Revisited." Science 330(6006)907-909. [abstract]

Lee, James R. 2009. "A Brief History of Climate Change and Conflict." Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 14 August.

Lovelock, James. 2006. The Revenge of Gaia: Why the Earth Is Fighting Back - and How We Can Still Save Humanity. Allen Lane, Santa Barbara. [related news story in Grist] [author interview in Rolling Stone]

Lovelock, James. 2009. The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning. Basic Books, New York. [related news story in Grist] [author interview in Rolling Stone]

Ludwig, Donald, Ray Hilborn, and Carl Walters. 1993. "Uncertainty, Resource Exploitation, and Conservation: Lessons from History." Science 260(2 April):17,36. [Reprinted in Ecological Applications 3(4):548-549.]  [PDF]

Malthus, Thomas Robert. 1798. An Essay on the Principle of Population as it Affects the Future Improvement of Society, 1st Edition, with Remarks on the Speculations of Mr. Godwin, M. Condorcet, and Other Writers. J. Johnson, London.

Malthus, Thomas Robert. 1826. An Essay on the Principle of Population: A View of its Past and Present Effects on Human Happiness; with an Inquiry into Our Prospects Respecting the Future Removal or Mitigation of the Evils which It Occasions, 6th Edition. John Murray, London.

Martenson, Chris. 2011. The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment. John Wiley and Sons, New York. 

McAnany, P.A. and N. Yoffee. 2009. Questioning Collapse: Human Resilience, Ecological Vulnerability, and the Aftermath of Empire. Cambridge University Press, New York. 

McKibben, Bill. 2010. Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. Times Books, New York. [podcast interview from Scientific American]

Meadows, Donella H., Dennis L. Meadows, and Jorgen Randers. 1993. Beyond the Limits: Confronting Global Collapse, Envisioning a Sustainable Future. Chelsea Green, White River Junction, Vermont. [summary (DOC)] [review by Doug Porter]

Myers, Norman. 1993. "Environmental Refugees in a Globally Warmed World." BioScience 43(11):752-761.

Myers, Norman. 1996. Ultimate Security: The Environmental Basis of Political Stability. Norton, New York.

O'Riordan, Timothy J. 2012. "On Social Sustainability in a World of Limits Facing Prolonged Austerity." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 8(1). [PDF

Ophuls, William. 2012. Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail. CreateSpace, North Charleston. 

Oreskes, Naomi and Erik M. Conway. 2013. "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future." Dædalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences 142(1):41-58. [PDF]

Orlov, Dmitry. 2008. Reinventing Collapse: The Soviet Example and American Prospects. New Society Publishers, Gabriola Island, British Columbia.

Orr, David W. 2009. Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse. Oxford University Press, Oxford. [excerpt] [author interview from Metro-Cleveland.com]  [author interview by Yale Environment 360]  [author interview video by Jim Manzi]   [reviews in Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy with a rejoinder by Orr (PDF)]

Pappas, Eric. 2013. "Radical Premises in Sustainability Reform." The Journal of Sustainability Education 5 February.

Pauketat, Timothy R. 2009. Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi. Viking, New York. [review]

Ponting, Clive. 1992. A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations. St. Martin's Press, New York. [excerpt on Easter Island] [related article by author] [synopsis (PDF)]

Putnam, Robert D. 2000. Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community. Simon and Schuster, New York. [author interview 1; interview 2]

Quinn, Daniel. 1999. Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure. Three Rivers Press, New York. [excerpts] [wiki summary] [review (PDF)]

Rees, William E. 2010b. "What’s Blocking Sustainability? Human Nature, Cognition, and Denial." Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy 6(2):13-25. 

Reuveny, Rafael. 2012. "Taking Stock of Malthus: Modeling the Collapse of Historical Civilizations." Annual Review of Resource Economics 4:303-329. 

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, III, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, Marten Scheffer, Carl Folke, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Björn Nykvist, Cynthia A. de Wit, Terry Hughes, Sander van der Leeuw, Henning Rodhe, Sverker Sörlin, Peter K. Snyder, Robert Costanza, Uno Svedin, Malin Falkenmark, Louise Karlberg, Robert W. Corell, Victoria J. Fabry, James Hansen, Brian Walker, Diana Liverman, Katherine Richardson, Paul Crutzen, and Jonathan A. Foley. 2009. "A Safe Operating Space for Humanity." Nature 461(24 September):472-475. [PDF] [related article in Scientific American] [related article in Ecology and Society] [news article] [related website] [Rockström video on Ted Talks]

Rockström, Johan, Will Steffen, Kevin Noone, Åsa Persson, F. Stuart Chapin, III, Eric F. Lambin, Timothy M. Lenton, Marten Scheffer, Carl Folke, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Björn Nykvist, Cynthia A. de Wit, Terry Hughes, Sander van der Leeuw, Henning Rodhe, Sverker Sörlin, Peter K. Snyder, Robert Costanza, Uno Svedin, Malin Falkenmark, Louise Karlberg, Robert W. Corell, Victoria J. Fabry, James Hansen, Brian Walker, Diana Liverman, Katherine Richardson, Paul Crutzen, And Jonathan A. Foley. 2009b. "Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity." Ecology and Society 14(2):Article 32. [supplementary information] [related article in Scientific American] [related article in Nature] [related website] [Rockström video from Ted Talks

Roos, Jerome. 2012. "Since the Mexican debt crisis, 30 years of neoliberalism." RoarMag.org 22 August. 

Sachs, Jeffrey D. 2008. "Are Malthus's Predicted 1798 Food Shortages Coming True?" Scientific American 25 August.

Schwartz, Glenn M. and John J. Nichols (eds.). 2006. After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Speth, James Gustave. 2004. Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment. Yale University Press, New Haven. [author discussion]

Stiglitz, Joseph E. 2010. Freefall: Free Markets and the Sinking of the Global Economy. Norton, New York.  [excerpt]  [review by Paul mason in The New Statesman]  [review by Larry Elliott in the Guardian]   [review by Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times]

Strange, Susan. 1998. Mad Money: When Markets Outgrow Governments. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. 

Strathy, Glen and Stephen Leeb. 2006. The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive when Oil Costs $200 a Barrel. Warner Business Books, New York.

Tainter, Joseph A. 1988a. The Collapse of Complex Societies. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Tainter, Joseph A. 1988b. "Global Change, History, and Sustainability." Pages 331-356 in Roderick J. McIntosh, Joseph A. Tainter, and Susan K. McIntosh (eds.), The Way the Wind Blows: Climate, History, and Human Action. Columbia University Press, New York.

Tainter, Joseph A. 2000. "Problem Solving: Complexity, History, Sustainability." Population and Environment 22:3-41. [abstract]  [PDF]

Tainter, Joseph A. 2003. "The Development of Social Complexity: Models of Collapse, Resiliency, and Sustainability." Presented at "The Stockholm Seminars: Frontiers in Sustainability Science and Policy," The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm, 24 September 2003. [PDF]

Tainter, Joseph A. 2006. "Social Complexity and Sustainability." Ecological Complexity 3(2):91-103. [abstract

Turner, B.L. and Jeremy A. Sabloff. 2012. "Classic Period Collapse of the Central Maya Lowlands: Insights about Human–environment Relationships for Sustainability." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109(35):13908-13914. [related article (PDF)

Ward, Peter D. 2007. Under a Green Sky: Global Warming, the Mass Extinctions of the Past, and what they Can Tell Us about Our Future. Collins, New York. [related essay by author]

Webster, David. 2002. The Fall of the Ancient Maya. Thames and Hudson, London. 

Weiss, Harvey and Raymond S. Bradley. 2001. "What Drives Societal Collapse?" Science 291:609-610.

Worldwatch Institute (Erik Assadourian and Thomas Prugh, eds.). 2013. State of the World 2013: Is Sustainability Still Possible? Island Press, Washington, D.C. 

Yoffee, Norman and G.L. Cowgill (eds.). 1988. The Collapse of Ancient States and Civilizations. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Zelman, Joanna. 2011. "50 Million Environmental Refugees by 2020, Experts Predict." Huffington Post 22 February.

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