Climate Change Destroyed Assyrian Empire… without fossil fuels!

Guest drive-by by David Middleton Megadrought Helped Topple the Assyrian EmpirePaleoclimate records shed light on the ancient civilization’s meteoric rise and catastrophic collapse. By Mary Caperton Morton 15 January 2020 Around 2,700 years ago in what is now northern Iraq, the Assyrian Empire was at its zenith, dominating the cultural and political landscape of the…

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Back to the Anthropocene! Arctic Sea Ice Edition

Guest geological story-telling by David Middleton Do you ever get tired of smarmy, snot-nosed articles like this? Obituary: Remembering the Holocene Epoch BY CHRIS WILSON AUGUST 29, 2016 The Holocene Epoch, which witnessed milestones from the development of Crater Lake to the invention of the electric guitar, died prematurely Monday in Cape Town at the age of…