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
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

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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
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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