Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond What's hidden under the Greenland 5 months ago   19:48

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http://www.ted.com Why do 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.

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zone G
What have done during the 16 years
refusing the microchip implant
Society collapses when the perverts take charge..library hour with pedophiles...that kind of crap
High Frequency Radio
Nothing about off planet intervention from Alien Civilizations. Myopic in my opinion.
NovemberTheHacker
Societies collapse because of people like you, Jared Diamond! Because of people like YOU!!!
Carter Steele
That’s my boy jared
pekingthom
That's one unsustainable comb-over!?!
American G.D.A.
What's this blurred video?
240p?
Who made This Crappy video?
The information is interesting, as long as you don't watch the video!
Did you use a giant VHS Camera?
Because this video needs to be cleaned up!
ALOT!
TELL ME A CHILD, RECORDED THIS!
I'D BELIEVE YOU!
Umh Chud
2 minutes in and he's laid his religion at our feet.
Okidoke
What a weird sounding and looking individual.
大力
This one should have been watched for 80m times. Sad.
Jim Vincitore
Great video! Very cool!
darthvader5300
https://up-tube.com/upvideo/-MlO47dTKbV CHECK THIS WEBSITE ADDRESS AND GO TO 19:23 to 21:20 IMMEDIATELY.
A chinampa can produce up to 7 crops a year, a land based farm can only produce 1 or 2 at the most. In other literature books chinampas were re-introduced and their yields are a consistently 3 times higher than land based agriculture and that was at a time WHEN THEY ARE ONLY USING NATURAL GENETIC VARIETIES WHICH WE NOW CALL ORGANIC HEIRLOOM SEED VARIETIES, not hybrids and not GMO seeds, just NATURAL GENETIC VARIETIES now called as HEIRLOOM SEED VARIETIES.

In my country Russia in my village of Kazan, a group of Siberian Russians cooperated to build a community indoor greenhouse chinampa and combined with soil-based vertical agriculture containing rock dust powders and powdered charcoal or activated carbon pre-mixed with organic grass-based and wood-based compost-based humus with a little water to activate the biogeochemical processes.

https://up-tube.com/upvideo/oEUZTugn5jp Floating Gardens of Inle Lake, Burma. tymill. Published on Oct 18, 2013 Interesting how people have mastered the gardening of tomatoes and other fruits and veg on floating mats of grass that rise and fall on the lake. The little farms even have bamboo gates and hedges over the water. https://up-tube.com/upvideo/mTHZdOOoXdV&g=2066f 35:10 to 38:55 1988 Documentary about the upcoming Ice https://up-tube.com/upvideo/mTHZdOOoXdV then click and go immediately 28:28 to 34:25 that states out that soil remineralization can literally bring dead soil back to life again (PROVIDED YOU USE THE RIGHT KIND OF ROCKS AND PULVERIZED-POWDERIZED THEM TO AS FINE AS BABY POWDER) and to 35:46 to 38:03 that states out this statement: Is that one thing that's absolutely clear and extraordinary is that when you put rock dust that whatever climate extremes there are the plants are the plants are very strong they are not affected by climate the way plants are normally are.

Combine that with terra-preta yields can be increased by as much as 880%https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=terra-preta+increases+yields+by+880%25

http://www.gmwatch.org/news/archive/2002/3397-yields-boosted-by-880-on-poor-soil-with-organic-methodsnon-ge-nematode-resistant-pepper-developed-in-us and people living such terra-preta lands people are healthier and not sickly.

http://www.css.cornell.edu/faculty/lehmann/research/terra%20preta/Flyer%20terra%20preta%20landuse%20strategy.pdf http://philipcoppens.com/terrapreta.html

http://deltafarmpress.com/management/terra-preta-unearthing-agricultural-goldmine Basically a chinampa is the world's first aquaponic system but it is a passive self-sustaining system that uses soil for soil is a 10,000 year old time-tested and time-proven powerful self-regulating and self-balancing growing medium that allows farmers to make a mistake and still their crops will survive. It resists droughts and floodings, frosts and heat waves for the trees provide a kind of alley cropping that creates a micro-climate within the chinampa.

An indoor chinampa inside a greenhouse will be the most productive farm with an all year round agricultural production output on a daily basis for the crops will be planted on a consecutive and staggered basis. Plus combining multiple-cropping, double-planting, inter-cropping, living mulch, anti-pesticidal plants, anti-blight plants, etc their yields will be staggering.

Combine with rock dust powder remineralization and food grade activated charcoal powder or activated food grade carbon powder to turn the soil into a terra-preta soil will be of great tremendous help in ensuring greater crop yields. Coffee plants inter-planted with alley-cropping are virtually typhoon-proof.

https://up-tube.com/upvideo/oEUZTugn5jp Floating Gardens of Inle Lake, Burma. tymill. Published on Oct 18, 2013 Interesting how people have mastered the gardening of tomatoes and other fruits and veg on floating mats of grass that rise and fall on the lake. The little farms even have bamboo gates and hedges over the water.
darthvader5300
If you are concerned about food production and resource depletion, then study the Incan Empire. In that Empire the Inca's are not afraid of having many babies, they carry out careful colonization in areas to prevent overcrowding, their agricultural techniques and agro-industrial techniques are such that as their population grows their soil and water resources becomes even richer!

And when they cultivate the forests as farm forest (called tree farms in today's world) their forests became even more biodiverse and even more productive. And their population density is so high that it frightened the Spanish Conquistadores who only won because of their superior weapons and armor. What the Inca has created is in effect an efficient and effective form of agricultural system that synergistically integrates and works with nature as they cultivate more land within their mountainous forests which we call as checkered plots complete with tree farms combined with alley cropping and inter-double cropping by leaving 1 plot of virgin forest untouched and using 1 plot of forest to be culled and trimmed and the lands cultivated intensively using a kind of multiple-cropping called inter-double cropping with multi-story tree crop farming of different crop heights and altitudes and double-inter cropped with fuel wood tree crops.

And using densely inter-double planted trees of various uses in rows between multi-story tree crops and between them are the inter-double cropping cultivated grain plants and root crop plants densely planted together with protective annual Mexican marigolds to fight against plant diseases, plant pests, soil pests, parasites, making the soil more friable while planted together with nitrogen-fixing crops of all species and varieties at staggered consecutive schedules.

The result is the more they cultivate their soil "PROPERLY" the richer their soil resources and water resources has become! Now we have modern plant botanical scientific knowledge and have access to all kinds of plants from all over the world to improve upon what the Inca has created. Vetiver grass, jiji-sao grass, clumping temperate bamboos, pesticidal plants, anti-blight plants (annual Mexican marigolds), perennial nitrogen-fixing living mulch ground cover, temperate coppicible and pollardable firewood tree crops, new temperate perennial crops, soil fertility improving trees, and new temperate naturopathic medicinal herbal pharmaceutical plants. In effect, what the Inca also has created can all be summed up as a form of AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM that works and cooperates and helps to further enrich nature while producing more agricultural food crops and non-food crops as well like organic medicines like oregano oil for one and many others as well.

If you are concerned about food production and resource depletion, then study the Incan Empire. In that Empire the Inca's are not afraid of having many babies, they carry out careful colonization in areas to prevent overcrowding, their agricultural techniques and agro-industrial techniques are such that as their population grows their soil and water resources becomes even richer! And when they cultivate the forests as farm forest (called tree farms in today's world) their forests became even more biodiverse and even more productive. And their population density is so high that it frightened the Spanish Conquistadores who only won because of their superior weapons and armor. But one Spanish priest and chronicler was astonished at the splendor and fertility of both of it's people and their lands that he wrote down in his archives "IN THAT LAND, HUNGER DOES NOT EXIST" despite the high population density of it's people. I must also add that in that Empire, being a single and unmarried and childless bachelor or an old maid ARE CONSIDERED STATE OFFENSES! The Inca people are the only civilization that created a self-regenerating, self-regulating, and self-complimenting food chain eco-cycle agricultural food production system that made humans an important and natural component part of the natural ecosystem of nature in order to maintain it's increasing soil fertility and increasing water resource availability as their human population increases. AND IT IS THIS PARTICULAR INFORMATION THAT WAS KEPT AWAY FROM MOST OF THE PUBLIC'S HISTORY TEXTBOOKS! To sum it all up, the Incas has created an agriculture system that can all be summed up as a form of AGRICULTURAL ECOSYSTEM that works and cooperates and helps to further enrich nature while producing more agricultural food crops and non-food crops as well like organic medicines like oregano oil for one and many others as well.

This is similar to the Kaludsborg Industrial Ecosystem in the Netherlands that uses all the components of coal without any waste and without any pollution whatsoever for everything is close-loop and recycled and reused in that new industrial network of several systems combined together that uses each other's wastes as their primary raw material after processing it before using it. But one Spanish priest and chronicler was astonished at the splendor and fertility of both of it's people and their lands that he wrote down in his archives "IN THAT LAND, HUNGER DOES NOT EXIST" despite the high population density of it's people.

I must also add that in that Empire, being a single and unmarried and childless bachelor or an old maid ARE CONSIDERED STATE OFFENSES! The Inca people are the only civilization that created a self-regenerating and self-complimenting food chain eco-cycle system that made humans an important component part of the natural ecosystem of nature in order to maintain it's increasing soil fertility and increasing water resource availability. AND IT IS THIS PARTICULAR INFORMATION THAT WAS KEPT AWAY FROM MOST OF THE PUBLIC'S HISTORY TEXTBOOKS!
Terrence Smith
Good talk. There's not 1 problem. There's many.
Boborasshanti
Rwanda did not collaspe
Sea shadowbanned N.Christopher
When the historically easily radicalized left becomes emboldened,....
get the crazy people rounded up again..,,get them off of school boards, out of office, out of teaching jobs....Socialist Democrats are sick.
James Keith InKentucky
I am not the tank in Tiananmen Square I am not the artillery I am not the fire I am not the explosion I am not the evil I am the humanity that courses through the veins of the one operating that machinery as well as the one standing in front of it and that one standing in front of it is the one that I need to speak with in person immediately as a symbolic measure to whoever in this world has that sort of courage within them
James Keith InKentucky
There will be great rewards for those and bring those buildings down and put the blood of those people in the streets
James Keith InKentucky
They collapse because of immaculate negation and Google and AT&T and Facebook and Microsoft and the one percent. And because GOD DOESNT CARE ANY MORE https://up-tube.com/upvideo/ZL8khW-zSvb
Matt Orfalea
2:30 vikings caused something l erosion and defirestation
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What's hidden under the Greenland Why societies collapse | Jared Diamond 5 months ago   09:02

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