What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis

The YEARS Project

Oct 17, 2019

Some of the most powerful civilizations in history–Vikings in Greenland, the Anasazi, the Mayan Empire–have been felled by changes in the climate, and we’re on track to join them. Unless we adapt and take action to stop it. #ClimateFacts #YEARSproject

SOURCES: [i] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005.
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] CliffDwellingsMuseum.com. AGRICULTURE AND OTHER FOOD SOURCES. Accessed: Aug 27 2019. https://www.cliffdwellingsmuseum.com/…
[vi] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005.
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[viii] Ibid. [viiia] SmithsonianMag.com. Riddles of the Anasazi. Jul 2003. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/histor… [ix] Ibid.
[ixa] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[x] NYTimes.com. Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water. Mar 19 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/cl…
[xa] TheAtlantic.com. The Southwest May Be Deep Into a Climate-Changed Mega-Drought. Dec 18 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/a…
[xi] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[xii] ibid.
[xiia] VisitGreenland.com. WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO GREENLAND’S VIKINGS? Accessed: Aug 28 2019. https://visitgreenland.com/articles/w…
[xiii] History.com. Why the Vikings Struggled in Iceland and Greenland—And Some Didn’t Make It. Oct 20 2017. https://www.history.com/news/why-the-…
[xiiia] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[xiv] Ibid. [xv] Ibid. [xva] History.com. Why the Vikings Struggled in Iceland and Greenland—And Some Didn’t Make It. Oct 20 2017. https://www.history.com/news/why-the-…
[xvi] Ibid. [xvia] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[xvii] EnvironmentalScience.org. What Environmental Data Can Tell Us about the Greenland Vikings. Accessed: Aug 28 2019. https://www.environmentalscience.org/…
[xviii] CNN.com. Greenland’s ice sheet just lost 11 billion tons of ice — in one day. Aug 15 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/world/…
[xix] SmithsonianMag.com. Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse? A New Study Points to Deforestation and Climate Change Why Did the Mayan Civilization Collapse? Aug 23 2012. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
[xx] History.com. Mayan Scientific Achievements. Jun 7 2019. https://www.history.com/topics/ancien…
[xxi] Earther.Gizmodo.com. What Ancient Maya Forests Can Tell Us About Our Future. Aug 20 2018. https://earther.gizmodo.com/what-anci…
[xxia] Nature.org. Maya Forest. Accessed: Aug 28 2019. https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us… [xxii] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[xxiia] LiveScience.com. Real Mayan Apocalypse May Have Been Their Own Fault. Dec 5 2011. https://www.livescience.com/17315-may…
[xxiii] Ibid.
[xxiiia] EarthObservator.NASA.Gov. Mayan Deforestation and Drought. Accessed: Aug 28 2019. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ima…
[xxiiib] ldeo.Columbia.Edu. Forest Razing by Ancient Maya Worsened Droughts, Says Study. Aug 21 2012. https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-ev…
[xxiv] Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed. Jared Diamond. 2005
[xxv] Ibid.
[xxvi] NationalGeographic.com. Deforestation explained. Accessed: Aug 28 2019. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/en…
[xxvia] CNN.com. Humans can be blamed for droughts, and they’re about to get worse, study says. May 1 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/01/health…
[xxvii] SierraClub.org. Climate Could Hit a Tipping Point Sooner Than You Think. Jan 26 2019. https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/cli…

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