Thursday, April 19, 2007

Jared Diamond and the decline civilization of Rapa Nui

Clear and present danger
The environment, the digital alternative and Mohamed El-Assyouti
Al-Ahram Weekly
Apr 12, 2007

Geography professor Jared Diamond cites the decline of civilization on Easter Island, in the Pacific Ocean, as metaphor for the possible decline of human civilization at large. A few centuries ago, the inhabitants of the island had consumed all their natural resources; unable to move, they warred amongst themselves, turned to cannibalism and eventually perished.

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