Monday, July 23, 2007

Rapa Nui as global warming lession

Global warming: Lessons of history help the future
From the enigma of Easter Island to the famines that struck India in the 19th century, the past is throwing up vital pointers for scientists poring over how to combat looming climate change.
Story and Photography: © AFP/File Martin Bernetti
South Asian Women's Forum
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2007 (EST)

He gives the example of Easter Island, the isolated speck of land in the Pacific Ocean, which once had a population estimated to be as many as 20,000 people.

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