This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Case History - Easter Island's Demise • small volcanic island, west of South America • subtropical, populated in 1500s • 16th c, 15000-30000 people • 17th c, only 2000 people left • overpopulation, deforestation, soil erosion, loss of agricultural base, conflicts/wars, etc. General Factoids. • Earth - geospatially isolated in universe • Population explosion = exponential growth • Limited resources - energy, soil, fresh water, forests, fisheries, rangeland • Global environment = conflicts & integrated resolution • be aware of limited resources & need for sustainability History • Earth is 4.6 BY old...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course GEOL 1011 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '11 term at GWU.
- Fall '11