lec02_04 - L 2-4:Fundamental Principles Easter Island...

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1 L 2-4:Fundamental Principles Easter Island Isolated & small Story of rapid population growth,over exploitation of resources and collapse of a civilization Cards were stacked against them
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2 Easter Island
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3 Archeology Easter Island Problems Invasive species No coral reefs No bread fruit No active volcanoes Uncertain water resources,thin soils European contact
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4 Collapse Is Earth a Modern Easter Island? Earth is isolated,can’t expect outside help Earth has finite resources,and we are using some fast Earth has more opportunities than Easter Island had. Answer--some parallels ,Easter Island experience is a red flag,not a sign of coming disaster for Earth
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