Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Easter Island

A grim reminder of what happens when a population uses up its natural resources - when the trees had gone the Easter Islanders could no longer make boats to fish from and birds stopped visiting as they had nowhere to roost. Without trees, the soil was eroded and half of the islands plants became extinct.

Now we're doing it on a global scale and our natural support systems are creaking at the seams.

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