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Quote  Oct-4-2007     Jared Diamond   TheTeam
The world's environmental problems will get resolved, in one way or another, within the lifetimes of the children and young adults alive today.  The only question is whether they will become resolved in pleasant ways of our own choice, or in unpleasant ways not of our choice, such as warfare, genocide, starvation, disease epidemics, and collapse of societies.

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Collapse details how and why various societies collapsed, and how a few societies succeeded and thrived, when faced with similar problems. It is a highly-researched, wide-ranging, and engrossing presentation of the evolution of societies and the interconnected environmental issues.

For purposes of this book, the word "collapse" indicates either a vast, rapid and dramatic decrease of population and standard of living, or in some cases total disappearance and extinction of a population.

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Quote  Jan-18-2007 Click to play the linked video or audio in a new window     Jared Diamond   TheTeam
First the people destroyed the trees, then each other.

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Businesses have changed when the public came to expect and require different behavior, to reward businesses for behavior that the public wanted, and to make things difficult for businesses practicing behaviors that the public didn't want. I predict that in the future, just as in the past, changes in public attitude will be essential for changes in businesses' environmental practices.

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