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    Climate change/ a world in peril.

    When someone sees the whole picture, bits and pieces fall in line.
    What will happen next ?

    New 'Little Ice Age' coincides with fall of Eastern Roman Empire and growth of Arab Empire | EurekAlert! Science News

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    Now we just have to figure out how to induce massive volcanic eruptions to create cooling to offset the billions of tons of fossil fuel carbon we have injected into the atmosphere that is creating warming.
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    As the linked article states, "Within five years of the onset of the "Late Antique Little Ice Age", as the researchers have dubbed it, the Justinian plague pandemic swept through the Mediterranean between 541 and 543 AD, striking Constantinople and killing millions of people in the following centuries."

    Given that global warming will increase the number of tropical pests and tropical diseases, apparently we can look forward to similar pandemics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Now we just have to figure out how to induce massive volcanic eruptions to create cooling to offset the billions of tons of fossil fuel carbon we have injected into the atmosphere that is creating warming.

    Don't forget 2 solar minimums that lasted from `1300-1880

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    As the linked article states, "Within five years of the onset of the "Late Antique Little Ice Age", as the researchers have dubbed it, the Justinian plague pandemic swept through the Mediterranean between 541 and 543 AD, striking Constantinople and killing millions of people in the following centuries."

    Given that global warming will increase the number of tropical pests and tropical diseases, apparently we can look forward to similar pandemics.
    Pandemics of the past have coincides with Cooling periods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    Pandemics of the past have coincides with Cooling periods.
    A pandemic would be a world wide epidemic or a series of epidemics that occurred around the world, not just confined to a relatively small area like the Mediterranean. What effects of pandemics were studied in the New World before say 1492? Or in China or Australia?
    Last edited by Panzareta; 13th March 2016 at 08:52 PM.

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    It's here, now and in our face -

    This bizarre glimpse of the future is only temporary. It will be years, one hopes, before we’re past the two degrees mark on a regular basis. But the future is clearly coming much faster than science had expected. February, taken as a whole, crushed all the old monthly temperature records, which had been set in … January. January crushed all the old monthly temperature records, which had been set in … December.

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/..._ReadMore_Pos1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzareta View Post
    A pandemic would be a world wide epidemic or a series of epidemics that occurred around the world, not just confined to a relatively small area like the Mediterranean. What effects of pandemics were studied in the New World before say 1492? Or in China or Australia?
    I know the of Outbreak, epidemic and pandemic

    Most (not all) have occurred during cooling periods, People are weaker and have less resistance to infections due to famines, plus the cooling causes mass migrations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Urbanek View Post
    As the linked article states, "Within five years of the onset of the "Late Antique Little Ice Age", as the researchers have dubbed it, the Justinian plague pandemic swept through the Mediterranean between 541 and 543 AD, striking Constantinople and killing millions of people in the following centuries."

    Given that global warming will increase the number of tropical pests and tropical diseases, apparently we can look forward to similar pandemics.
    1300s (beginning of the little ice age, you had Yersinia pestis pandemic, cooling period after WW2 you had the H1N1 pandemic.

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