Climate Change Ended the Age of Pyramids…
causing major ecological and human changes tht lasted over 100 years, according to scientists. “The people were like locusts,” temple inscriptions recorded, causing the end of the Pyramid building era as the Nile Delta dried up as a result of climate change that affected all of the Middle East, from Egypt to Iraq.
About six thousand years ago, an important and dramatic climate change occurred that collapsed Nile Delta society, according to a variety of scientists from a number of fields. Around four thousand BCE, between the era of the old kingdom and the middle kingdom in Egypt, a dramatic change occurred in the Nile Delta. A dramatic climate change occurred that dried up rivers and the Nile Delta, causing the end of the pyramid age and brought drought throughout the Middle East. As a result of the drought, thousands of Egyptians died or left the Nile Delta. Hieroglyphics record people as acting like swarms of locusts, eating up everything in sight including their children.
The African continent went from being a verdant landscape to the desert which remains today.
The sub-Saharan desert continues to grow rapidly, causing ever stronger and more frequent hurricanes to cross Atlantic to the shores of the U.S . Unfortunately, the no longer existing verdant forest of Africa will not save the U.S. population from dramatic climate weirding in which the northeast is likely to experience even more snowfall while the southern east coast experiences more flooding rains. Meanwhile, the western regions of the continental U.S. will experience drying and warmer weather.
What happened six thousand years ago or more was the result of a dramatic change in the Atlantic Gulf steam – the very same changes that scientists warn about today. Amongst the greatest fear of climatologists today is the change in sea and air gulf streams. For example, when the Atlantic gulf stream is disrupted by warmer weather causing the arctic glaciers to melt, that colder water disrupts the flow of the Atlantic gulf stream, pushing it down lower in the ocean which causes colder weather in the northeast as well as disrupting the flow of the Pacific gulf flow bringing dryer air to the Western U.S. and colder temperatures to Asia. The same thing happened six thousand years ago, causing the destruction for more than 100 years numerous Middle Eastern civilizations including the Old Kingdom of Egypt.
Scientists studying climate change know without doubt that excess carbon emissions lead to warmer air and increased glacial melt. They know that increased carbon in the atmosphere changes air and water temperatures which affects planetary temperatures and weather patterns. Continually dumping increasingly more carbon into the atmosphere is toxic to human, plant and animal habitation, regardless of what climate deniers say, if only because doing so causes glacial melt and changes in air and water gulf streams.
Humans have only one planet upon which to live. Unless they which to live in a similar environment to that which brought enormous suffering, hunger and death to many thousands or millions of inhabitants of six thousand years ago in the Middle East, then humans must change their habits to reduce carbon emissions before its too late.