By Katrina Pascual, Tech Times | February 10, 6:46 AM

Experts have time and again linked climate change to frightening large-scale effects on human civilizations. But how does a shifting climate make or break an empire, as demonstrated by history?

A new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience proposed the association between the Little Ice Age – ushered in by three major volcanic eruptions in 536, 540, and 547 A.D. – and historical events such as the fall of the Eastern Roman Empire and the rise of the Arab Empire. read more here