Might Our Past Predict Our Future? What Climate Says about Human Evolution

How does climate change impact people and how do people respond to these changes? Peter de Menocal is a geological oceanographer who works primarily off the coast of Africa. He looks at ocean sediments to reconstruct past climates. Through his work, he’s come to understand how climate changes impacted ancient cultures. Ten thousand years ago modern people witnessed one of the most profound changes in climate: the climate-driven depopulation of the entirety of North and East Africa.

Speakers: Peter de Menocal
Festival: 2015

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