Monday, October 10, 2005

RAIN FORESTS DRY UP/TEMPERATE ONES FLOOD

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By Elaine Meinel Supkis

The Mayan King captures another warrior. This magnificent art comes from deep inside the jungles, abandoned cities rediscovered. When this king carved out his little empire, the Mayan people cut down the rain forests and turned them into Kansas. As their numbers climbed, the forest rapidly retreated. At the same historical time frame, kings in the rainforests of Cambodia and Vietnam did the exact same thing, reducing the forest canopy to near zero and changing a vast swath of nature, causing droughts in their own regions.

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