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Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, March 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 7,716)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided?
Published in
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, March 2013
DOI 10.1098/rspb.2012.2845
Pubmed ID
Authors

Paul R. Ehrlich, Anne H. Ehrlich

Abstract

Environmental problems have contributed to numerous collapses of civilizations in the past. Now, for the first time, a global collapse appears likely. Overpopulation, overconsumption by the rich and poor choices of technologies are major drivers; dramatic cultural change provides the main hope of averting calamity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 33 3%
United Kingdom 20 2%
Germany 13 1%
Brazil 10 1%
Spain 8 <1%
Australia 7 <1%
Sweden 7 <1%
Canada 7 <1%
France 6 <1%
Other 41 4%
Unknown 814 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 228 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 187 19%
Student > Master 153 16%
Student > Bachelor 91 9%
Student > Postgraduate 61 6%
Other 246 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 340 35%
Environmental Science 227 23%
Unspecified 83 9%
Social Sciences 81 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 52 5%
Other 183 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1105. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 November 2019.
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#3,443
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Outputs from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#4
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Outputs of similar age
#32
of 252,288 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
#1
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