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Posted by on Apr 25, 2016 in Environment | 10 comments

Did climate change cause these ancient civilizations to collapse?

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Scientists have documented the environmental impacts of climate change — including melting ice sheets — and predicted rising sea levels. But can climate change also disrupt culture? Reporting in Science Advances, researchers say that climate change may have been a factor in the boom-and-bust cycles of ancient Southwest civilizations in the United States. “Droughts didn’t always…

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