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Jared Diamond: Why Societies Collapse

Professor Jared Diamond visiting the site of massive cave dwellings at Chaco Canyon, N.M. Built by the Anasazi Indians, who are one of the collapsed civilizations that Diamond mention. Image Credit: National Geographic Television.

TED presents Professor Jared Diamond, who in this famous talk outlines why it is that societies fail. With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter Island and present-day Montana, Jared Diamond talks about the signs that collapse is near, and how — if we see it in time — we can prevent it.

Event date: February 2003.

Jared Diamond on why societies collapse
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