The Mystery Of 536 AD: The Worst Climate Disaster In History

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I really liked this “mystery-solving” video.

  • Researching a climatic catastrophe that rocked the Earth in A.D. 535, causing two years of darkness, famine, drought and disease.
    Written records from China, Italy, Palestine and many other countries suggest a huge catastrophe blighted the world in 535AD. But the cause of it has been uncertain.
    Was it a comet? An asteroid? A volcano? Archaeologist David Keys reveals the latter is to blame for the Dark Ages of famine and plague that shaped the world order of today.

I would emend the title to “The Worst Short-Term Climate Disaster in Recorded History”. For all of human history, c. 75,000 BP (with the Toba Eruption) was probably worse. For all of earth’s history 251 MYA was a lot worse, but much slower.


This looks fascinating. Thanks.
I’m just thinking on a rabbit trail–for virtually all my life in a Baptist/ evangelical church, about every 3 months, some pastor or worthy says that some bad news is a sign of Jesus’ return. The predictions are so vague–and so much has happened in the past much worse than currently (wars, famines, etc)–that it reminds us, I guess, that we’re not very good at eschatology.



Not pulling the age card, are we Terry? :rofl::rofl::rofl:


I was fresh from posts by Skov and Knor. :smile:


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