IHOPE and the SDGs: Climate action

IHOPE and the SDGs: Climate action

In this post series, we will introduce you to previously published research from the IHOPE network connected to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The relevance of the research was identified by the OSDG artificial intelligence software, and is subsequently manually reviewed.

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While the current levels anthropogenic climate change is in many ways a novel phenomena, the climate has changed considerably in the past and affected human societies in different ways. Such climate change affected the Pelopennese in the Late Bronze Age.

Erika Weiberg and Martin Finne evaluated different social trajectories against local climate data and found how various socio-political factors preconditions resilience in the face of changing climatic conditions, and how short-term prosperity and long-term unsustainability may intermingle.

The article, called Resilience and persistence of ancient societies in the face of climate change: a case study from Late Bronze Age Peloponnese was published in World Archaeology Volume 50, 2018 – Issue 4: Vulnerability, Risk and Resilience, and can be located using the following DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2018.1515035

To learn more about OSDG, visit https://www.osdg.ai/about or read their article “OSDG – Open-Source Approach to Classify Text Data by UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)“, available at https://arxiv.org/abs/2005.14569