Turtledove, Harry. "Report of the Special Committee on the Quality of Life"
Divergence: 1491 CE
What if: Columbus's proposed voyage was subject to an environmental impact study.
Summary: The text of the report, suggesting that Columbus be turned down.
Published: In Universe 10 (ed. Terry Carr), Doubleday 1980; What Might Have Been? Volume 4: Alternate Americas (eds. Gregory Benford and Martin H. Greenberg), q.v.; and rev. Departures, q.v.