Impossible. Not with the iconic images we currently hold of this long vanished civilisation. Images of ancient crumbling stone cities with their massive step pyramids; brutal human sacrifices made to strange feathered dragon gods; and men peering at the night sky from their observatory, making detailed (and impeccible) records of the movements of the constellations. But while these give colour and life to a world long gone, none of these visuals are needed. Simply mention the words Mayan Civilisation to anyone and without a moment's hesitation most will think of a particularly complex calendar that happens to have an inconvenient end date in the not too distant future.
But climate scientists? Not a chance.Read more »