2500 Years of European Climate Variability and Human Susceptibility

  title={2500 Years of European Climate Variability and Human Susceptibility},
  author={U. B{\"u}ntgen and Willy Tegel and K. Nicolussi and M. McCormick and D. Frank and V. Trouet and J. Kaplan and F. Herzig and K. Heussner and H. Wanner and J. Luterbacher and J. Esper},
  pages={578 - 582}
Variability of central European temperature and precipitation shows correlations with some major historical changes. Climate variations influenced the agricultural productivity, health risk, and conflict level of preindustrial societies. Discrimination between environmental and anthropogenic impacts on past civilizations, however, remains difficult because of the paucity of high-resolution paleoclimatic evidence. We present tree ring–based reconstructions of central European summer… Expand
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