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Book Review: Collapse: How Societies Choose or Fail to Succeed, by Jared Diamond
 
Listen to Radio Interview: The Ecological Footprint
 
State of Denial, Wins Journalistic Award
 
Country of Wales Launches its Ecological Footprint Report
 
Partnership with University of Sydney
 
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Book Review: Collapse: How Societies Choose or Fail to Succeed, by Jared Diamond
 
 
For the first time in history, human society as a whole is facing the possibility of ecological collapse. In Jared Diamond's new book, the Pulitzer Prize winning author presents the reasons why certain human populations throughout history have experienced collapse. He explores the factors, often based in ecological limits, that led to the collapse and explores why populations fail to see collapse coming or if they do, why they often fail to act.
 
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Diamond asserts that these cases present important implications for the present and future saying that: "even the richest, technologically most advanced societies today face growing environmental and economic problems that should not be underestimated. Many of our problems are broadly similar to those that ... many other past societies also struggled to solve. The past offers us a rich database from which we can learn."
 
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