Published: Tuesday, 09 February 2016 16:22
A new PAGES' Euro-Med2k paper, published yesterday in Nature Geoscience, draws connections between a "Late Antique Little Ice Age" and major world events.
Scientists, led by working group leader Ulf Büntgen, suggest links between a century-long deep freeze across Europe and central Asia with famine, large-scale migration, a plague pandemic that ripped through the Eastern Roman Empire, and the expansion of the Arab Empire.
The paper, titled "Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD", identifies an unprecedented, long-lasting cooling in the northern hemisphere 1500 years ago. Access the article here.
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Published: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 11:56
There has been huge media interest in a paper from PAGES' Euro-Med2k working group, published in Environmental Research Letters on 29 January.
Written by a Euro-Med2k consortium, led by Jürg Luterbacher, "European summer temperatures since Roman times" discusses how Europe, in the past 30 years, has been waming at a rate unprecedented in the past two thousand years.
To see how various world media have reported the findings, go to the "Media coverage" tab on our information page here.
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