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This is what we can learn from the Romans about ignoring climate change

The fall of Rome emerged as the greatest setback in the history of human civilization. Image: REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Kyle Harper

Professor of Classics and Letters, University of Oklahoma

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(A to D) Evolution of central European forest cover and population from (22) (A), together with oak sample replication (B), their historical end dates at decadal resolution (C), and examples of archaeological (left), subfossil, historical, and recent (right) sample sources (D).
(A to D) Evolution of central European forest cover and population from (22) (A), together with oak sample replication (B), their historical end dates at decadal resolution (C), and examples of archaeological (left), subfossil, historical, and recent (right) sample sources (D). Image: ResearchGate

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