Researchers have found that unusually weak solar activity around 600AD brought more rain and snow to the Tibetan plateau, creating an era of plenty. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Researchers have found that unusually weak solar activity around 600AD brought more rain and snow to the Tibetan plateau, creating an era of plenty. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Tibet

Study of sediment finds climate cycles may have caused the rise and fall of Tibetan dynasty

  • Tubo empire peaked in the late 8th century but nearly a century of extremely dry climate followed and it fell because of warring tribes and kingdoms
  • Chinese scientists examined lake core samples, finding the variation in the lake’s climate record matched sun cycles almost perfectly

Researchers have found that unusually weak solar activity around 600AD brought more rain and snow to the Tibetan plateau, creating an era of plenty. Photo: Shutterstock Images
Researchers have found that unusually weak solar activity around 600AD brought more rain and snow to the Tibetan plateau, creating an era of plenty. Photo: Shutterstock Images
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