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Climate change before our current CO2 worries wrecked Indian mega-cities

March 2, 2014

Watts Up With That?

From the University of Cambridge, it makes you wonder how climate could just go and change abruptly on its own back then, with CO2 levels being in the “safe zone” and all that:

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Decline of Bronze Age ‘megacities’ linked to climate change

Climate change may have contributed to the decline of a city-dwelling civilization in Pakistan and India 4,100 years ago, according to new research

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have demonstrated that an abrupt weakening of the summer monsoon affected northwest India 4,100 years ago. The resulting drought coincided with the beginning of the decline of the metropolis-building Indus Civilisation, which spanned present-day Pakistan and India, suggesting that climate change could be why many of the major cities of the civilisation were abandoned.

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