LA Times - Climate change: Lessons from the Vikings and ancient cliff dwellers
It stands to reason that as crops in some areas of the world fail while those in others flourish, and agriculture in general shifts in type and location to adjust to climate change, there’s going to be population shift disruption. Not to mention the heightened incidence of flood, drought, wildfire and other extreme weather-related events that scientists warn us are in store and already are being seen. The question is how a far more technologically advanced world will cope with this. Will the worst problems be seen in developing nations where food scarcity is already a major concern? Or right here in the land of sophisticated democracy, could the financial problems that would accompany massive changes in food production and natural catastrophe lead to its own political shifts?