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As regards to Sandy and related weather events lately, found this article most interesting.   :icon_study:

Latest evidence hints at a cautionary tale for modern civilization, expert says.

Nicholas Mott

National Geographic News

Published November 9, 2012

Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.

Every civilization has its rise and fall. But no culture has fallen quite like the Maya Empire, seemingly swallowed by the jungle after centuries of urban, cultural, intellectual, and agricultural evolution.

What went wrong? The latest discoveries point not to a cataclysmic eruption, quake, or plague but rather to climate change. And faced with the fallout, one expert says, the Maya may have packed up and gone to the beach.
                 
                             
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                                    news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/11/121109-maya-civilization-climate-change-belize-science?source=sailthru                 :icon_study:
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