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Collapse: how societies choose to fail or succeed

Jared Diamond will discuss how some societies managed to avoid ecological catastrophe whilst others succumbed.


What happened to the people who built the ruined temples of Angkor Wat, the long-abandoned statues of Easter Island and the crumbling Maya pyramids of the Yucatan? New evidence suggests that the environmental crises which saw these civilizations collapse were in fact self-induced. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jared Diamond will discuss how some societies managed to avoid ecological catastrophe whilst others succumbed. Ignoring signals from the environment and squandering our resources could lead to the collapse of modern societies, raising the important question: how can our world best avoid destroying itself?


Speaker(s):

Prof Jared Diamond | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

20 January 2005 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London
SW1Y 5AG
+44 20 74 51 2500
http://www.royalsociety.org

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