Easter Island’s Controversial Collapse: More To The Story Than Deforestation?

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) has gained recognition in recent years due in part to a book that used it as a model for societal collapse from bad environmental practices—ringing alarm bells for those concerned about the health of the planet today. But that’s not the whole story, says Dr. Chris Stevenson, an archaeologist who has studied the island—famous for its massive stone statues—with a Rapa Nui scientist, Sonia Haoa, and Earthwatch volunteers for nearly 20 years.

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Chad Cloman said...

The book they’re referring to is probably this one: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond.

Naacal said...

Interesting, thank you Chad


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