[LMB] Effects of "Global Warming"
paal at gis.net
Tue Sep 13 05:56:14 BST 2011
The differences include the questions, "how -fast- is the climate changing,
and how great is the disruption, and how dire are the consequences?"
Climate change that is relatively slow, allows migrations to occur without
sudden massive disruptions and warfare and bloodshed etc. It's not clear
what set off the devastasting incursions/invasions of what apparently were
Greeks along the coast of the Mediterranean from Anatolia south and west
clear across the land bridge from Asia to along the coast of north Africa,
but it devastated those civilizations, and included the incursion of the
Pelesi (Philistines) and such, as a giant international crisis....
The eruption of Thera literally sank most of the civilization there, and
wreaked havoc over what there was of civilization in the rest of the world.
Climate change over longer periods of time caused mass migrations of people
from places where rivers dried up or dry land went underwater (the filling
up of the Black Sea when the Mediterranean broke through, or perhaps the
filling up of the Mediterranean when the Atlantic broke through) or harbors
silted up, or desertification happened, or what had been desert started
getting rain, or glaciers retreated--or started growing--at rates which were
less lethal trying for mass evacuation over the course of a few short
years--generations, rather than less than a generation.
Just what -was- the situation on Earth in which book was it, which had Miles
and Mark on Earth? The water level on the planet was higher than it is
today.... but the book had only a small part of the planet as scenery.
But the water level was -up-....
From: Jeff Shultz
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 12:12 AM
To: Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.
Subject: Re: [LMB] OT: Effects of "Global Warming"
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 9:09 PM, Elizabeth Holden <azurite at rogers.com>wrote:
Question: When wasn't the climate changing?
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