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Tag: ecological

Wars, Social Upheavals, Caused by Climate Changes, New Analysis Claims

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.

Scenes from the 2011 Fremont Solstice Parade in Seattle {VIDEOS}

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!