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How Climate Change Doomed the Ancients

May 29, 2014
"Climate change has been leading to global conflict -- and even the collapse of civilizations -- for more than 3,000 years," an anthropologist wrote in The New York Times on Wednesday. "Drought and famine led to internal rebellions in some societies and the sacking of others, as people fleeing hardship at home became conquerors abroad."