Environmental lessons from Angkor

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Another one up for climate change – analysis of tree ring data from Vietnam give us a better understanding of how climate change in the 14th and 15th centuries contributed to the collapse of Angkor in an open-access article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

cambodia, angkor wat front gate
photo credit: Alex Grechman


Climate as a contributing factor in the demise of Angkor, Cambodia

PNAS, 29 March 2010

Did climate influence Angkor’s collapse?
e! Science News, 29 March 010

Angkor Wat doomed by drought, floods, suggests tree ring study
USA Today, 29 March 2010

Did Climate Influence Angkor’s Collapse? Evidence Suggests Changing Environment Can Bring Down a Civilization
Science Daily, 30 March 2010

Drought and flooding led to collapse of Angkor
LA Times, 31 March 2010

Climate blamed in fall of Angkor

Phnom Penh Post, 31 March 2010

Angkor lesson for cities

The Telegraph (Calcutta), 01 April 2010
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