California’s dry, overpopulated situation resembles the collapse of the Assyrian Empire, experts warn

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Jennifer Lilley
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Researchers are pointing to overpopulation and drought — two issues which are very familiar in today’s world, especially in California — as the reasons for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire, which used to be a flourishing hub in the 7th century BC. The fall of the powerful empire left many people, even to this day, asking what could have led to its demise.

Now, experts are saying that the same issues that are currently plaguing California and many other parts of the world are the very same ones that likely led to the collapse of the once-thriving Assyrian Empire.(1)

Experts detail what likely led to the fall of the Assyrian Empire

Adam Schneider of the University of California, San Diego, along with Selim Adali of Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey, are behind the theory, which has been published in the Springer journal Climatic Change. Their hypothesis as to the downfall of so long ago have startling parallels to today’s modern times. For example, regarding agriculture, the article states:

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