Mathematician predicts end of world by 2020

Peter Turchin, a professor at the University of Connecticut’s department of ecology and evolutionary biology, said the next decade would be marked by political turmoil and social unrest.

The academic is the world’s leading advocate of a discipline called cliodynamics, which believes historical events such as the growth and collapse of empires or religions follow clearly definable patterns.

Unfortunately for us, he believes America is facing a grim future which could lead to its downfall.

If the US collapses, it seems likely that Europe and Britain will suffer a similar fate.