Bearden says 2003 was the point of no return – economic collapse and extinction are inevitable and no solution

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[Thomas BEARDEN, Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, 2K (June 24, http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3aaf97f22e23.htm)CWEB

even with a massive worldwide deployment effort some five years are required to deploy the new systems sufficiently to contain the problem of world economic collapse. This means that, by the end of 2003, those hardware technology solutions must have been completed, and the production replacement power systems must be ready to roll off the assembly lines en masse.
Once the technology hardware solutions are ready for mass production,

The 2003 date appears to be the critical "point of no return" for the survival of civilization as we have known it. Reaching that point, say, in 2005 or 2006 will not solve the crisis in time. The collapse of the world economy as well as the destruction of civilization and the biosphere will still almost certainly occur, even with the solutions in hand.