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THE MAYA EMPIRE RAN OUT OF ENERGY-WOOD TO BURN JUST LIKE MANY TODAY

23 Sep 2017

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE MAYAN EMPIRE ?. I believe the highly intelligent/educated (about their world) Maya Race that occupied southern Mexico (and as far South as Costa Rica), built cities in virgin lands, began “slash and burn” to replenish the thin soil layer in “Mayaland”, and began to build their “White Cities” (That is what the first Spaniards called them) coated with white lime produced by burning their abundant caliche (Calcium carbonate). Problem was/is, all such activities relatively quickly exhausted their nearby forests, thus requiring further and further distance to gather energy (wood.).

TIME TO MOVE/START BUILDING AGAIN! That took place relatively slowly. As usual the elderly decided to remain and die in their home town (shades of Fukushima). Space advanced phothography have revealed hundreds of abandoned cities, that virtually ran out of energy, now overrun by vegetation; So what happened to the Mayas? They did not disappear. Mexican archeologists have deduced More Maya exist today than in their hay day though now in their littoral homelands. Such Maya people are recognized by Mexicans for their scientific and artistic talent. Armando Manzanero, and others. descendents still refer to Mestizos as foreigners. MAY THEY LIVE LONG AND PROSPER ! THEY HAVE FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS!

THAT IS THE LESSON THAT MANY AFRICAN AND OTHER SOCIETIES NEED TO LEARN. The consequences are observable in Africa where many nascient countries are finding it more difficult to find wood, and grasses to burn for daily life. Everyday someone in the family needs to travel further to find ever diminishing amounts of combustibles.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONTINUED WOOD BURNING ARE: desertification is accelerating, and with it, the need for people to migrate to “greener pastures”; That in turn, leads to conflicts and even wars between groups who resent migrants. Here we thought only war created huge migrations; however, it is inability to meet human needs that is the driving force; Worse yet, desertification leads to water scarcity. It is a deadly cycle in which humans are “canibalizing”the land/fauna with pernicious long lasting effects. Africa is not alone in this phenomenon…

HAITI IS EASILY DISCERNIBLE FROM THE AIR FROM ITS BORDERING DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. Hati has burned up all its energy(wood), and now has become a desperate people exporter to any country that will accept/tolerate them. The plight of Haitians who remain in Port- ou-Prince knowing damned well it is located smack-dab in a geological fault zone that has decimated them in recent years, when towns just 20 miles noth of them did not quake. Present Port-Ou-Prince residents seem fatalistic, broken morally, and awaiting death. What a shame! A knowledgeable, responsible government, could solicit world help to move Port-Ou-Prince north to prevent another quake decimation of thousands of people as before. Unfortunately, here too, monetary intersts have thus far prevented any sensible governmental action.

THERE ARE SO MANY SOCIAL ACTIONS TO UNDERTAKE; yet we need to worry about nuclear war with another needy country: North Korea.

Edard Oliver Gonzalez (gonzedo)

2017-5

September 23, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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