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Indus civilisation responsible for climate change.


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21 hours ago, serpentine said:

That's a lesson they won't forget!

 

(Tongue so firmly in  cheek I just bit it. 😀)

 

https://www.rit.edu/news/new-mathematical-method-shows-how-climate-change-led-fall-ancient-civilization

 

As mentioned by Ben Davidson of the Suspicious Observers in today's gazetteer of things near and far.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWSd4hLXj7U

 

 

 

 

 

I'd like to see how they manage to explain what caused this climate change.

 

I don't recall the peoples of the Indus Valley driving round in Mercedes or flying by jumbo jet.

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Read the article. It does NOT say the Indus civilisation caused climate change.

They benefited from it.

The monsoon patterns changed making life easier for them so they could build up their civilisation.

Then when the monsoon patterns changed again the civilisation fell.

No mention of what might have caused the monsoon patterns to change of course!

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6 hours ago, gregory-peccary said:

Read the article. It does NOT say the Indus civilisation caused climate change.

They benefited from it.

The monsoon patterns changed making life easier for them so they could build up their civilisation.

Then when the monsoon patterns changed again the civilisation fell.

No mention of what might have caused the monsoon patterns to change of course!

 

The use of irony to make a point is not currently outlawed. :classic_smile:

 

Interesting use of isotopic analysis of stalagmites though which might over the next few decades pin down that there are cyclic pattern shifts in various parts of the world (one that we might be going through at the moment) and in time  this may undermine the concept of a global climate change completely. The fall of civilizations certainly shows some correlation to pattern changes.

 

Here in Britain the shift is probably from wet to more wet and back and the historical water management here that goes right back to at least Roman times reflects this.

 

In places around the globe where the pattern shift goes from wet to dry and back the historical use of water management (irrigation) over long periods may very well degrade the local environment severely.

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10 hours ago, gregory-peccary said:

Read the article. It does NOT say the Indus civilisation caused climate change.

They benefited from it.

The monsoon patterns changed making life easier for them so they could build up their civilisation.

Then when the monsoon patterns changed again the civilisation fell.

No mention of what might have caused the monsoon patterns to change of course!

 

Is your comment directed at me?

 

I wasn't saying that the Indus civilisation caused climate change, I was just making a humourous remark.

 

 

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