Global cooling, not global warming or "climate change", doomed ancient civilizations to death, despite the constant attempts of scientists from the society of adherents of the theory of "global warming" to use the mention of an ancient climate catastrophe to support the new trend of global warming.
People are constantly bombarded with dozens of studies claiming that "climate change" doomed ancient societies to starvation and collapse, but these societies thrived when temperatures were significantly warmer than today. It was only when the temperature became lower that shorter growing seasons and less favorable climatic conditions led to the death of crop production and food reserves of ancient civilizations.
Historians are fond of repeating that extreme and prolonged droughts lasting up to 300 years destroyed crops in Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Syria. According to them, around 1200 BC. "The centuries-old drought in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean regions contributed, if not the cause, to widespread famine, unrest and, ultimately, the destruction of many once-thriving cities."
Ignoring the fact that droughts, crop failures and famines have occurred throughout human history and are likely to always occur, the global warming cohort argues that "climate change" must have caused an ancient tragedy.
It is true that the Earth's climate changed around 1200 BC. But again, the Earth's climate is always changing. However, the remarkable thing about the climate of 1200 BC was that the Earth's climate was not getting warmer, but colder.
The global cooling did not spare the civilization of the Eastern Mediterranean. A recent study, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Archaeological Science, reported a cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Mediterranean around 1200 BC. Cooling not only shortened the growing seasons, but also led to a decrease in rainfall.
Moreover, historians and climatologists in their studies whose purpose is to maintain the myth that "human activity has caused global warming" do not even deny the destructive impact of this global cooling - uh, let there be "climate change" - yes, when they profitably, they use the term "global warming", for example, when referring to drought, and when they are not profitable and need to write about a cold snap, they modestly change the term to "climate change".
"The era that followed is known as the early Dark Ages, during which the thriving economy and culture of the late second millennium BC suddenly ceased to exist. It took people in these regions decades, and in some areas even hundreds of years, to recover."
Yes, as the Earth cooled down, these ancient civilizations were punished by crop failures and hunger. What ultimately put an end to such devastating disasters? Answer - The Roman Warm Period - a period of equally rapid warming that benefited crop production and contributed to the rise of Mediterranean civilizations such as Ancient Rome.
It was not general "climate change" that doomed Mediterranean civilizations around 1200 BC, just as it was not general "climate change" that revived them several hundred years later.
Cooling down shortens the growing season. Low temperatures also reduce evaporation from the seas, resulting in less rainfall on land. As a result, the number of months for growing crops is reduced, temperatures during the growing season become colder, and the amount of rainfall required to moisten crops is reduced.
This is predictably followed by crop failures and hunger. In contrast, warmer temperatures lengthen the growing season, promote more ocean evaporation, and provide more vital rainfall to hydrate crops. Climate "change" does not destroy crop production, it does a cooling of the climate.
History repeated this lesson around 1200 AD after the Medieval Warm Period. Human civilization flourished when dramatic warming led to increased crop production and a more favorable Medieval Warm Period climate.
The climatic "change" that led to the onset of the Medieval Warm Period was a strikingly fortunate event for humankind. In contrast, when colder temperatures ended the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age ensued, yields declined, hunger became more regular, extreme weather and climate events worsened, and human health and well-being suffered.
When, fortunately, the Little Ice Age ended just over a century ago, crop production increased again, hunger became rarer, extreme weather events became less frequent and severe, and human health and well-being improved significantly.
These climatic improvements have continued over the past years, which especially affected crop production, which doomed ancient civilizations in colder climates to death. As the Earth continued its recovery from the Little Ice Age, crop production steadily improved and set new records every year. Ancient civilizations were doomed by global cooling, while ancient and modern civilizations benefited from global warming.
But everything ends and everything on our planet is cyclical. A person is not able to influence these processes, neither by his industrial activity, nor by CO2 emissions. Human emissions are scanty compared to natural CO2 emissions from melting permafrost or volcanic eruptions, not to mention the amount of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere as a result of wildfires.
Our "warm period" is coming to an end. At the moment we are on the border - a transition period between the past warm period and the onset of a new "Little Ice Age".
This is the reason for all the changes in the global climate taking place on the planet. Where it was warm, now they make snowmen, where it was cold, they grow bananas. All these cataclysms, a pointer to the imminent onset of global cooling. It is already happening and not to notice or deny this fact is a crime. Ignoring this veil will cause the death of our civilization. If we do not take into account the experience of the past, the future for us will be the same as that which befell previous civilizations.
In their desire to promote another fictional horror story about global warming - "those who rule the world" want to make people believe that "global warming" destroys crops and dooms human civilizations to death. Perhaps this is so, but only if such "changes" occur as a result of a global decrease in temperature on planet Earth.