BLACK DEATH CAUSED BY CLIMATE CHANGE?

Yep. That’s what I said. According to to Ulf Buentgen, the bubonic plague was made possible by climate change. Oh, I almost forgot. It also caused the fall of Rome:

Periods of climate instability overlapped with political turmoil, such as during the decline of the Roman empire, and might even have made Europeans vulnerable to the Black Death.

Buentgen has a “study” coming out in the once-respected journal Science claiming that he, and several other “scientists,” have devined this revelation from tree rings.

The review, by experts in Germany, Austria, the United States and Switzerland, extended study of tree rings 1,000 years beyond previous analyses.

Yes. Very impressive indeed. The article doesn’t indicate if they also studied tea leaves. But Buentgen and his colleagues do say what they hope the study will accomplish.

The study … urges greater awareness of the risks of global warming in the 21st century [and] ‘may challenge recent political and fiscal reluctance to slow projected climate change in the 21st century.

I understand their next project will be an investigation into the connection between global climate change and the JFK and MLK assassinations.

Comments 1

  1. Earthling wrote:

    It amuses me when claims of death by warming are made, because it’s a known fact that cold is responsible for more death.
    Always has been, always will be.

    Posted 05 Jun 2011 at 6:00 am

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