Were history’s “golden ages” and “dark ages”, its wars, epidemics and great social upheavals, ultimately due to climate shifts? A new analysis by researchers from the University of Hong Kong find causal links between 14 key, socio-economic, ecological, and demographic variables, and the rise of “large-scale human crisis” events, such as economic downturns, famines, epidemics, social upheavals/rebellions, and war. The strongest linked variable to all these crises events was ‘climate’ The researchers also determined a “crisis threshold” that accurately backwards-predicted the major conflicts and upheavals over the past millennium.
Each year on the Saturday before or on June 21, tens of thousand line up along a two miles stretch just north of Seattle’s Lake UNion (the famed Fremont neighborhood) to witness a celebration of all things summer (under sprinkling, over-cast skies), ecological, alternative, creative and just plain freaky…oh, and naked (sometimes painted) people on bicycles!
[social_buttons] I remember the good old days, playing backyard baseball. Every now and then the perfect pitch would come, and, no matter how terribly I’d been hitting up to that … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] A huge increase in China’s demand for rubber is leading to the destruction of vast swathes of the country’s precious old-growth forests, and could cause irreversible environmental damage. The … [Read full article]
[social_buttons] A startling new WWF study has revealed that people living in Hong Kong currently use twice as many resources as residents in China, more than double the sustainable level. … [Read full article]
If you have visited Planet Save for any length of time you will no doubt have seen me talk about the increasing amount of ‘dead zones’ cropping up across our … [Read full article]