Sunday, February 26, 2023

But the Science!

Fascinating article in Quaternary Research Reviews.

A discussion of temperature change over the last 11,000 years.

"The Holocene defines the period during which civilisation
developed. Published sources provide multiple examples of societal
collapses that occurred during the last 6000 years, on local and
regional scales, synchronous with abrupt shifts to drier and/or
colder climate regimes (McGhee, 1981; Weiss et al., 1993; Hodell
et al., 1995; Dalfes et al., 1996; Weiss and Bradley, 2001; deMenocal,
2001). The frequency of wars has also been closely tied to climate
variations during the past millennium (Zhang et al., 2001), testi-
fying to the central importance of climate changes to human well-


  1. That climate change has in the past led to civilizational collapse is clear from both history and archeology.

    What's also clear is that these changes were not driven by anthropogenic carbon. Catastrophic changes to climate happen, regardless of what we do or do not do.

    The best thing we can do is to create enough civilizational wealth as to adapt to it. And that means energy generation.

  2. I experienced a broken link on the article. A quick search turned up the following from Science Direct. Mid- to Late Holocene climate change: an overview