Talk:Historical impacts of climate change

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I'm thinking of moving this to historical climate change so that there can be more discussions of effects etc. Andrewjlockley (talk) 09:30, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

  • The word "historical" seems an odd choice since most of the evidence is archaeological. Also the impacts addressed are on humans, rather than more generally on the earth or the biosphere, so the title "Historical impacts of climate change" just seems wrong. "Archaeological evidence of climate change impacts on man" seems more accurate if a bit unwieldy. --Bejnar (talk) 17:37, 25 July 2012 (UTC)


i never intended 'historical' to mean ape-men 4m years ago. Doesn't that need either a new title, or a splitsection?

I think we should keep all impacts-of-climate-change-on-human-history in one place until it's bulky enough to be split off; if the (much greater volume of) info on historical change is included, this section should become much less significant. The "historical" issue is a good point: perhaps "Climate and Human History"? (PS: hominin) Awickert (talk) 10:03, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Isn't that just going to end up being anthropocene. But pls don't take that as an ad hominim attack :-) Andrewjlockley (talk) 13:16, 12 May 2009 (UTC)
Attack? Confused. Anthropocene is just industrial revolution onwards, more or less: it's the time in which humans are considered a major player in the environmental system. Humans were affected by and did affect the environment earlier, as the stuff you put in this article shows. Awickert (talk) 17:49, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Evolution split[edit]

Its too early to talk about splitting this article, the section is not large enough to merit such a split, nor is the article sufficiently fleshed out to cope. --Kim D. Petersen (talk) 21:29, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Agree as per above. Removing the tag; I'm open to its later addition. For now, I think all human+climate should go here. Awickert (talk) 22:38, 13 May 2009 (UTC)
Needs a new title then. Past impacts of climate change? Andrewjlockley (talk) 21:13, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Hard to tell. Historical generally refers to written history, but often articles on it blend with archaeology. Past might be nice, but could include all time since the big bang. I think if we do plan to flesh it out, "historical" should work if the archaeological is kept short; otherwise perhaps something like "impacts of climate change on human stuff"? Awickert (talk) 09:09, 2 June 2009 (UTC)