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Roman rise and fall 'recorded in trees'

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An extensive study of tree growth rings says there could be a link between the rise and fall of past civilisations and sudden shifts in Europe's climate.

A team of researchers based their findings on data from 9,000 wooden artifacts from the past 2,500 years.

They found that periods of warm, wet summers coincided with prosperity, while political turmoil occurred during times of climate instability.

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lucky Australia,they are have a very warm and wet summer.The rest of us have climate instability.

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Well, that makes sense.

Bad weather does p*** a lot of people off.

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I think we have always assumed climate problems, lead to food problems, and disease problems, and people moving around. People moving around often leading to conditions of war and more people moving, but it is nice to be able to validate such things, and have a clearly picture of the past. It might also improve our opinion of humanity, to understand why civilizations fail, and why people engage in war, then we can better use reason to avoid problems in the future.

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Well, that makes sense.

Bad weather does p*** a lot of people off.

In a world without fertilizers and agrochemistry bad weather means your standard of living decreases, and that p***es off many more.

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I think we have always assumed climate problems, lead to food problems, and disease problems, and people moving around. People moving around often leading to conditions of war and more people moving, but it is nice to be able to validate such things, and have a clearly picture of the past. It might also improve our opinion of humanity, to understand why civilizations fail, and why people engage in war, then we can better use reason to avoid problems in the future.

Mostly it leads to food problems, malnourished people are more prone to disease and more likely to go find a place where pastures are "greener". See all the South Americans trying to get in to the US and all the Africans trying to get into the EU.

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