I’m not to going to say too much on this article from the Discovery channel, as frankly the levels of stupidity it displays are just jaw-dropping.
Here’s a short quote, then you can follow the link if you want to. And then weep for the future of humanity, that this sort of thing gets taken seriously these days . . .
A prolonged period of wet weather spurred the spread of the Bubonic plague in medieval times, according to a new study. And a 300-year spell of unpredictable weather coincided with the decline of the Roman Empire.
Again and again, the data suggest, climate has impacted culture in dramatic ways. Unusually extreme and frequent shifts in weather patterns between 250 and 550, for example, coincided with a period of exceptional upheaval in Europe’s political and economic situations.
Climate also seems to have played a role in the epidemic of Black Death, which killed about half the population of Central Europe by 1347. For decades leading up to the outbreak, the new study found, wetter summers and a major cold snap corresponded with the onset of a Little Ice Age. Those conditions may have contributed to widespread famine and overall poor health, predisposing people to catch the plague.
Discovery Channel. Climate Changes Linked to Fall of Roman Empire.
Yes, and it was getting warmer when the First World War broke out. And didn’t Napoleon start his campaigns in Winter a lot? And last week, during that cold snap, a fight broke out at the local pub. Maybe that was caused by climate change.
And these are the people they’re giving all the research money to.