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How climate disasters destroyed one of our earliest civilisations

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How climate disasters destroyed one of our earliest civilisationsMaynooth

Climate change in the shape of two major droughts brought an end to the world's largest civilisation, writes Dr Nick Scroxton of the Maynooth University Department of Geography. The timing of the twin droughts reveals details not just about the abandonment of their cities, but also the resilience, adaptation, and migration shown by the Harappan society. Their response could have implications and lessons for our own fight against 21st century human-caused climate change.

 

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