Climate Change Caused the Pre-Industrial Bronze Age Collapse


File this under: “Damned if I Do, Damned if I Don’t.”

In a fascinating video about the collapse of the great Bronze Age Civilizations, it is revealed that the most likely cause was climate change. What should we call that? Catastrophic Non-Anthropogenic Climate Change? I also find it interesting how all the events being caused by CO2 today, including the fracking caused earthquakes, also happened back in 1177 BC without coal burning power plants, SUVs and fracking. Funny how the exact same observation can get totally different explanations, but then again, if you aren’t looking for the real answers, it is unlikely you will find them. Also, how do we know that CO2 hasn’t prevented a reoccurrence of the climate change of 1177 BC?

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A similar event occurred later in the Bronze Age in Europe around 800 BC. While scholars debate if the climate change caused the population decline, they all agree on the fact that the climate dramatically changed in a relatively short period of time without the influence of anthropogenic CO2. Also, cooling, not warming has historically lead to downfalls of society. There were no great civilizations during the ice age, great civilizations emerged as temperatures increased and crop yields reached the levels needed to sustain the great ancient civilizations.

Historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and scientists often find that connections between climate and human activity are particularly clear, and especially well-documented, in times of crisis. It is no surprise, then, that scholars have sought to link the Bronze Age collapse to climate change…They found that, in Northwestern Europe, populations began to decline more than a century before the late Bronze Age climate started to cool. Collapse in this part of Europe therefore cannot be tied to climate change.

BTW, the MO of the Climate Alarmists is to deny, deflect, deceive, distort, and attack. One favorite tactic is to “appeal to authority,” who are often the “Fact Checkers.” These favorite attack dogs are a tainted jury at best.

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13 thoughts on “Climate Change Caused the Pre-Industrial Bronze Age Collapse”

  1. They found that, in Northwestern Europe, populations began to decline more than a century before the late Bronze Age climate started to cool. Collapse in this part of Europe therefore cannot be tied to climate change.

    Ok, so how to answer this one?


    1. It wasn’t a uni-variable collapse, it was a combination of events:
      1) The treaty between Egypt and the Hittites resulted in a large number of unemployed “runners.”
      2) It is believed that the “runners” organized and formed armies that later became known as the “Sea People.”
      3) Clusters of Earthquakes devastated the Mediterranean.
      4) The economies were heavily dependent upon themselves, largely to food and the elements of bronze. Tin came from one location, copper from another, wheat from another. Taking out any one country greatly weakened the others.
      5) There were sever droughts and crop failures.
      6) Political unrest and civil war is believed to have ended the Hittites.

      Climate change wasn’t the only factor of the collapse, but it was definitely a major one. You can’t support an army if you can’t feed it.


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