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Escape from Disaster: Invisible Informatics of Risks and Crises

  • Shigeo Atsuji
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Part of the Translational Systems Sciences book series (TSS)

Abstract

Why are the lands that were home to four of the world’s great civilizations—Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus valley, and China—turning to desert? What has gone wrong? Is it human-made disaster or natural disaster? The Maya and Inca civilizations, Easter Island, and many other ancient civilizations collapsed and vanished together with the forests [1]. It is said that Greece and the islands around the Aegean Sea were originally covered in forest, which was used up as building material and fuel, causing desertification. In Africa, too, whence humanity originated, the progress of desertification has brought water shortages and drought conditions that have plunged the continent into food crisis.

Keywords

Sustainable Society Food Crisis Great East Japan Earthquake City Authority Nuclear Power Facility 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigeo Atsuji
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  1. 1.Kansai UniversityKyotoJapan

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