How climate change led to the fall of Indus Valley Civilisation
Your Story (July 19, 2017)
What's happening in places like Marathwada now happened to our ancestors thousands of years ago. The Harappan or the Indus Valley Civilisation too experienced climate change, but they responded better to it than we are doing today, says a new study (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep26555) by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, published in Nature recently.
For long, foreign invasions, social instabilities and decline in the trade have been flagged as reasons for the decline of this ancient civilisation. But now, as the study seeks to show, climate change, spread over 5,000 years, too, played a decisive role. In a way, history is repeating itself except that what is happening today is a man-made catastrophe. (Read More)