Graphic via Notes from the Periphery
by the Left Coast Rebel
The irony of a "study" and a piece (via memeo) at The Hill is thicker than an Alaskan glacier:
The study published in the journal Science suggests climate change contributed to the rise and fall of the Roman empire.“Climate change seems a factor in the rise and fall of the Roman empire, according to a study of ancient tree growth that urges greater awareness of the risks of global warming in the 21st century,” Reuters reports.
The study's lead author said climate shifts affected farming and amplified other political, social and economic crises.
The study notes that periods of good oak and pine growth in central Europe over the last 2,500 years signaled warm, wet summers that overlapped with wealthy periods among farming societies — including the height of the Roman empire.
I'm not a scientist but a free thinker that can smell a monumental, monstrous scam a mile away. I have written extensively on the politics of global warming but mostly in the basics. Therefore, my basic question in regards to global warming and the Roman Empire is this: If global warming occurred during the rise and fall of the Roman Empire and took place due to completely natural environmental trends (because there was no such thing as carbon-spewing industry then) then doesn't that open up the possibility that the same thing is happening today; which means that industry, mankind, capitalism -- has nothing to do with a warmer climate, or "climate change"?
Quoth the Polar Bear: Phhh...