Bruce, the Club of Rome is a loose organization of different people, not so surprising that your messages didn’t arrive to the right person. You could try to write to me. If you have a specific proposal, I can try to address you to someone in the Club who may help you (ugo.bardi(swirlette)unifi.it)
Sure! I completely agree with you that if women were in charge there would be less wars and less killings. But the post is related to the world as it was and as it is, not as it could be.
Because for the data regarding the remote past we rely on chronicles and chroniclers are notoriously unreliable in estimating the casualties of military conflicts. Even today, casualties are often inflated or hidden for political reasons.
Brecke is the only set of data I have been able to find that covers such a long time span. Other data sets may be more reliable, but cover shorter time spans.
Both are correct. The intensity of conflicts appears to increase in proportion to population. So, the absolute number of deaths increases, but the number relative to population remains relatively constant. Quantitative confirmation still to be performed
You a good point, Sam. Indeed, as I say in my post, the future is never like the past and we are all at risk of falling into the Thanksgiving trap. But maybe you have noticed how you are falling into the trap yourself! You extrapolate over a short time scale, I extrapolate over a long time scale. So, who is right? Only the future will tell, but I…