This article discusses what happened 11,000 years ago, when humanity last faced an abrupt change to climate, when a sudden, dramatic cold front occurred that lasted the next 100 years. That is what happened 11,000 years ago. So, what’s different today? The planet has billions of people, not the relatively small number of people that existed then.
Findings from a Middle Stone Age site named Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, show that our ancestors resiliently survived the century-long drop in temperature, according to a new study in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution on Monday.
How they responded to such abrupt climate change could hold key insights for us as we face a different kind of climate change, the researchers said.