Thursday, September 24, 2009

how civilisations disappear

Jared Diamond's occasional News & Views pieces in Nature are always worth reading. In today's issue he has one about how climate change affected the Maya and Khmer, but benefited the Inca. His not so surprising conclusion: climate change can help or harm a population, but using up your vital resources is always a bad idea.

Archaeology: Maya, Khmer and Inca p479

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