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Luke Kemp: Civilisational collapse has a bright past – but a dark future

Is the collapse of a civilisation necessarily calamitous? The failure of the Egyptian Old Kingdom towards the end of the 2nd millennium BCE was accompanied by riots, tomb-raids and even cannibalism.

May 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kyle Harper: How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might squirm at such attempts to … Continue reading

January 16, 2018 · 1 Comment

Margaret Klein Salamon: The Planet Is Warming. And It’s Okay to Be Afraid

Why being fearful can be part of a healthy, heroic response to the climate crisis. Last Week, David Wallace-Wells wrote a cover story for of New York Magazine, “The Uninhabitable … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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