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"Planisphere”, a 5500-Year-Old Sumerian Star Map

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Comment by Michael Grove on September 26, 2020 at 9:32

How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse January 3, 2019 11.17am GMT

[IT] predates the Bible's Version of the Great Flood by thousands of years.

 
Gol-e-Zard Cave lies in the shadow of Mount Damavand, which at more than 5,000 metres dominates the landscape of northern Iran. In this cave, stalagmites and stalactites are growing slowly over millennia and preserve in them clues about past climate events. Changes in stalagmite chemistry from this cave have now linked the collapse of the Akkadian Empire to climate changes more than 4,000 years ago.

Never forgetting that Antarctica has lost nearly 3 trillion tonnes of ice since 1992
 • It can be easy to overlook the monstrous scale of the Antarctic ice sheet. Ice, thick enough in many places to bury mountains, covers a continent roughly the size of the US and Mexico combined. If it were all to melt, as it has in the past, global sea levels would rise by 58 metres. While this scenario is unlikely, Antarctica is so massive that just a small fraction of this ice melting would be enough to displace hundreds of millions of people who live by the coast.

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