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Ancient Dry Spells Offer Clues About the Future of Drought

Date- 2nd Dec 11 Source- http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010879/ 'New climate modeling shows that widespread deforestation in pre-Columbian Central America corresponded with decreased levels of precipitation. Ancient Meso-American civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs likely amplified droughts in the Yucatan and southern Mexico by clearing rainforests to make room for pastures and farmland.'
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