They really shouldn’t have driven fossil fueled vehicles back in the old days
(Haaretz) Between 1250 and 1100 B.C.E., all the great civilizations of the eastern Mediterranean – pharaonic Egypt, Mycenaean Greece and Crete, Ugarit in Syria and the large Canaanite city-states – were destroyed, ushering in new peoples and kingdoms including the first Kingdom of Israel.
Now scientists are suggesting a climatic explanation for this great upheaval: A long dry period caused droughts, hunger and mass migration. Such is the conclusion of a three-year study published this week in Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.
Wait, drought in the Middle East? Shocking! I bet those folks refused to give up their air conditioning and never unplugged their electronic devices from the outlets when not in use.
On the bright side, the article didn’t add the typical bloviation about concern that this could happen now. Well, 100 years in the future, when everyone will have forgotten the prognostication. You’re supposed to gleam that we’re doomed from Hotcoldwetdry, er, “climate change” caused by Mankind. Interestingly, what caused the changing climate back then?