Examples of mismanaged resources throughout History.

Dan Howard

Ad Honorem
Aug 2014
Phosphate mining in Nauru.
Phosphate mining in Nauru - Wikipedia

"The economy of Nauru has been almost wholly dependent on phosphate, which has led to environmental catastrophe on the island, with 80% of the nation's surface having been strip-mined..."

"The government puts profits from the mining into a trust for the islanders. This trust reached a peak of A$1 billion, returning approximately 14% annually. Poor investments and corruption have left the trust fund nearly empty and therefore Nauru with little money."


Ad Honorem
Jan 2017
willful introduction of Rabbits in Australia ....to provide good hunting
willful introduction of the cane toad ..............to keep insects population down in the sugar cane fields