Ancient Egypt may have been destroyed by climate change

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Ancient Egypt may have been destroyed by climate change

Postby Squire » 28 Oct 2017, 12:59

It is interesting that a civilization like Egypt could have gone so far backwards.

However, it is also suggested that the Syria conflict was fomented by popular disgruntlement from prolonged drought and climate change. Populations tend to blame the government for any undesirable economic circumstances and that leads to unrest among the affected populace.

The article suggests countries that rely on monsoons for rain could become unbearable following climate change.

Australia will be affected which might portend the North of Australia becoming extremely dry, even much more than now. Wikipedia definition: "major monsoon systems of the world consist of the West African and Asia-Australian monsoons. The inclusion of the North and South American monsoons with incomplete wind reversal has been debated."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-egypt-volcanoes-climate-change-riots-unrest-nature-communications-study-a8005211.html#gallery

Ancient Egypt may have been brought down by volcanoes and climate change, researchers say
The study could entirely re-shape our understanding of how climate change affected early societies
Andrew Griffin @_andrew_griffin Tuesday 17 October 2017 14:18

The three large pyramids of Menkaure (L), Khafre (C) and Khufu loom over the horizon at Giza, just outside Cairo, Egypt Getty Images
Ancient Egypt may have fallen in part because of riots caused by climate change and volcanoes, according to a new paper.

The new study paints a picture of the ancient civilisation riven by droughts and disasters. It looked at the impact of the severe events of ancient Egypt, finding that they caused stress on its economy and ability to fight wars.

In doing so, the research threatens to completely upend our understanding of the effects of climate change on early societies, according to the researchers behind it. Around 70 per cent of the world currently lives in regions that similarly rely on monsoons for their crops – and could fall victim to the same troubles.

The researchers used a variety of different data – including modern climate science, combined with descriptions in ancient textbooks – to explore the way that large volcanic eruptions hit river flow from the Nile, reducing the height of the summer flood that Egyptians relied on for farming. In turn, that may have led to drought and famine that ultimately brought about unrest and changes in politics and economics.
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Re: Ancient Egypt may have been destroyed by climate change

Postby HBS Guy » 28 Oct 2017, 14:21

It could also have been a very strong El Nino that nearly completely destroyed ancient Egypt.
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Re: Ancient Egypt may have been destroyed by climate change

Postby Squire » 28 Oct 2017, 14:35

HBS Guy wrote:It could also have been a very strong El Nino that nearly completely destroyed ancient Egypt.


El Nino is a short term event whereas the change in Egypt appears to be very long duration > 2000 years.
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