this global warming that has already marked history

Current warming must also be considered in the light of climate changes that have disrupted human history since the Paleolithic, essayist Olivier Postel-Vinay analyzes.

This article is taken from History of Figaro “At the Sources of Western Civilization”. Find in this issue a special treatise on everything we owe to Greek and Roman antiquity.

“At the Sources of Western Civilization.”
History of Le Figaro

The author is mainly journalist and essayist Olivier Postel-Vinay Climactic comedy. How to get angry as a family about global warming (JC Lattès, 2015), and Sapiens and climate. A very twisted story (Les Presses de la Cité, 2022).


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