Jared Diamond

“The metaphor is so obvious. Easter Island isolated in the Pacific Ocean — once the island got into trouble, there was no way they could get free. There was no other people from whom they could get help. In the same way that we on Planet Earth, if we ruin our own [world], we won't be able to get help.”


Jared Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Read more quotes from Jared Diamond


Share this quote:
Twitter icon

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!

All Quotes
My Quotes
Add A Quote

This Quote Is From

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
46,032 ratings, average rating, 2,600 reviews
Open Preview


Browse By Tag

More...