Climate Change Research

Contemporary climate change represents one of the greatest risks to human livelihood since the beginning of the Holocene. Understanding how past societies dealt with significant and abrupt episodes of climate variability and change, both successfully and unsuccessfully, can offer potential solutions for contemporary climate-change adaptation. We explore human adaptation of food production systems during episodes of significant climate change in the human past, from the interstadial fluctuations of the Pleistocene to the Medieval Warm Period, and aim to apply lessons from these periods to suggest more successful outcomes for the future.

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