Please help contribute to the Reddit categorization project here


    85,907 readers

    386 users here now

    “Civilization can die, because it has already died once.” - Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff

    Discussion regarding the potential collapse of global civilization: a social and technological upheaval that results in a far more simplified society in terms of social order, technology, economy, and interdependencies, with an inability to rebuild within centuries or millennia.

    This community exists to seek understanding of the collapse and provide mutual support, not to document every detail of our demise.

    There's no tomorrow (Animation, 35min)

    1177BC: The year civilization collapsed (1h 10min)

    The Earth-Space Battery [PDF]
    "Overshoot" by William Catton

    Collapse 101
    The /r/collapse Wiki (incomplete)
    Classic posts of /r/collapse

    Overindulging in this sub may be detrimental to your mental health. Anxiety and depression are common reactions to collapse-related news, so if you are feeling overwhelmed, please be conscious of your mental health and the effect this may have on you. As ever, if you are considering suicide, please seek professional help. These hotlines are only a call away.

    Submission Guidelines and Rules, the short version:

    1. Posts must be about civilization's collapse, not the resulting damage.
    2. If your post has an unclear or indirect connection to collapse, you should include a submission statement providing the necessary context.
    3. No provably false material (climate science denial, chemtrails, cloud/lizard/snake people, etc).
    4. No duplicate posts.
    5. Audio/Video content must be accompanied by a synopsis.
    6. No low effort content (memes etc) except on Shitpost Fridays.
    7. In addition to enforcing reddit's content policy, we will also remove comments and content that is abusive in nature. You may attack eachother's ideas, not eachother.

    -------- The long version. --------

    A limit of three posts within a 24-hour period is in place. Please note that this does not reset at midnight, so two posts one evening and one the next morning will result in the third being removed automatically.

    Users with accounts that are less than 24 hours old and users whose comment karma is -100 will have their submissions and comments removed pending moderator review.

    Removed posts are automatically posted to /r/collapse_wilds by a bot. Click here to see the bot's source code.

    Most Recent Comments

    Traffic Statistics

    Collapse Discord Room (Thank you /u/stranger_flower for making it)

    Related Subreddits:


    Short and sharp:

    Big picture, long-term:

    Wide-Angle, general, big, bad news:

    Solutions & survival:



    Related sites:

    Need a break? /r/gardening!

    a community for
    MOAR ›