The mass exodus from Syria and Iraq is occurring not just because of ISIS and the civil wars in both nations, it is a prelude to a massive refugee crisis caused by global warming. “The Fertile Crescent – the birthplace of agriculture some 12,000 years ago – is drying out,” writes John Wendle in Scientific American, March 2016. Continue reading
Part One of a series by Raghbir Jin
When people hear about the Incan empire, usually the first thing that comes to mind is the stone city of Machu Picchu nestled high in the Perú’s Andean mountain range. Sadly, this is often the only thing that comes to mind.
The sanctuary of Machu Picchu, built around 1400 A.D., exemplifies the extraordinary craftsmanship and architecture of the time and remains one of the leading tourist destinations on the continent at 858,000 visitors per year. Continue reading