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A Recent Study Has Confirmed That The Collapse Of The Maya Civilization Can Be Traced Back To Drought, Serving As A Cautionary Tale About Climate Change

A previous study explained that deforestation may have contributed to the extended drought. The felling of trees decreased the amount of moisture in the area and depleted the soil of its nutrients.

Evans added that the drought could have also been caused by atmospheric changes and a reduction in the frequency of tropical cyclones.

The findings from the new study are important because it shows how human activity affects the climate.

The Mayan Empire can be viewed as a cautionary tale about climate change that sparks a conversation about what we can do to lessen our impact on the planet.

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