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Dissapearance Of Civilization In Jared Diamond The Ends Of The World As We Know Them

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  Jared Diamond author of “The Ends of the World as We Know Them” highlights the reasons for the disappearance of early civilizations. Civilizations like the Mayans, Incas and Aztecs once inhabited the earth for hundreds of years, However; when these advanced civilizations reached the pinnacle of their capability, they faced tragedies such as war, unusual weather, environmental deprivation, terminated trade markets and unscrupulous leaders who contributed to the destruction of their civilization. One significant idea portrayed from Diamond’s article is that there are many factors that threaten American civilization.
  America is threatened by the destruction of their own environment. ...view middle of the document...

   “ New York, In 2007, the Lytle family in Seneca County reported contamination of drinking water the morning after hydraulic fracturing of a nearby natural gas well owned by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. The water turned gray and was full of sediment.” (-Incident)
  Not only does hydrofracking affect people who live by the site, but people who buy food from super markets can get affected as well. Some farmer have experience the affect of hydrofracking by the death and illness of their animals. “Of those 140 head exposed to the wastewater, approximately 70 died and there was a high incidence of stillborn and stunted calves. The remainder of the herd (60 head) was held in another pasture and did not have access to the wastewater; they showed no health or growth problems.”(-Daily). In other words, cows expose to hydrofracked waters experienced health defects than cows who did not consume any of the water next to the dig site .Chemicals diffuse with water supply from farms causes a well distributed source of chemical exposure. When farm animals like cows are affected by these exposures , products like milk, eggs and cheese pose a potential risk of inhabiting these chemicals and passing it on to humans.
  America is threaten by nuclear warfare from foreign nations. Since the forceful progression of democracy, other nations like Iran and North Korea have raced to create a optimal nuclear missile to balance the spectrum against the United States.
  What is a nuclear missile? Commonly known as the atomic bomb or atom bomb is defined as a “weapon with great explosive power that results from the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission, of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium...

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