Volcanic Eruption Affected Roman Society in 1st Century BCE

Volcanic Eruption Affected Roman Society in 1st Century BCE

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Hong Kong, Tasting History, Climate & Politics

Episode: Hong Kong, Tasting History, Climate & Politics

  • Jul 6, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 14:24 mins

Guest: Joseph Manning, Professor of History, Yale University Here’s a case now of climate scientists helping to rewrite history: close analysis of ice samples from the Arctic suggest that a huge volcanic eruption in Alaska helped to trigger the political and social unrest that led to the fall of the Roman Republic on the other side of the globe two-thousand years ago.

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