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Researchers have now discovered that in 535 and 536 AD, a climatic cataclysm wreaked havoc on the world. Could a violent volcanic eruption of Krakatoa have caused two years of darkness, famine, drought and disease? In this second and final episode, we ponder whether this really was the worst time to be alive and learn how the catastrophe shaped the world as we know it.
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@lyas6150 Yıl önce
🥏 Indeed it came from Ethiopia whom the King was ruling over it to yemen went one day with his army and his Elephants to destroy the Kaaba of Mekah. The Coran describes how God destroy this king and his army by a rain of stones thrown over them by huge Ababel birds. 👝 Read the Elephant' Chapter in the Quran ! 🥏🥏🥏 I wonder how (or why) did you miss with the event that took place in 535 ad in Arabia when the king Abraha came with a huge military and elephants to destroy the Kaaba of Mekah !? This event is in the Quran. There's a chapter consecrated to that event that have been descended from God in the Quran. The Chapter is callet The Elephant Surat. It detailed exactly what happened and the reasons that caused the event. 535 ad was the year the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his household) was born. A second event occured also after the first one known by Rain of Stone, it was the night the Prophete was born a huge lights in the sky enlightened the earth from Arabia to Syria until Persia ! The book of Persia King recorded it and records have been found in Syria as well. 👝👝👝 You should also ask about the world wide event or bloody rain that took place from Irak few decades after that of 535 ad. For this you should go to Irak pricesly in Karbalaa. And this event is recorded in the Great Britain Museum. I've read it my self in the GB Musuem on line❗
@mik823 Yıl önce
Are you going to reference your research data?? How can I take your perspective seriously if you don't publish your research data?
@LechLecha893 Yıl önce
@@mik823 he did. Chapter and verse. Qu’ran, elephant story. It’s up to everyone else to test his cite. & I’m sure if you bothered, even with Questia, you could find articles ripping the story to shreds or shoring it up.
@mik823 Yıl önce
@@LechLecha893 that's all good but he needs to list his research data for all his claims and not just mention some, for example his videos on the Vikings and Slavs are complete rubbish and no references s at all and that's my main gripe with this guy. I don't have much interest in his other videos. I post these comments to keep on his case and hold him accountable. TRshow is full of wanna be historians who literally plagiarize each other's content word for word without doing their own research to corroborate the data. information before they make videos
@sublime090909 Yıl önce
Props to the cameraman for capturing all this footage during such a horrible year.
@kilderok Yıl önce
So good of us to invent the camera before the useless cotton gin. Surely the best of all time
@stephanieguile9072 7 aylar önce
HA HA HA!!!!😂🤣 Good one!! Luv it!!
@brucematzen4678 6 aylar önce
Seriously??? A camera in 536 c. e. Amazing.😢
@stephanieguile9072 6 aylar önce
@@brucematzen4678 They were smarter than we thought!!!!🤣
@karencristobal4999 5 aylar önce
Well done
@edgregory1 Yıl önce
History really puts our existence into perspective. So many lives cut brutally short. Makes my problems seem bearable.
@alexclo5901 Yıl önce
I like to remind myself even though my job is akin to wage slavery, I didn't have to build the pyramids
@Varney86 Yıl önce
Yes, I offten try to remind myself that things can always be much worse.
@michellejackson1096 Yıl önce
@ACryin_Shame Yıl önce
Ha ha. Needing a pick me up about today's world brought me here. 'The worst year to be alive' yep exactly what I am looking for
@norajake3790 Yıl önce
It also validates our anxieties because we genetically come from these survivors
@ItIsJustJudy Yıl önce
I am always amazed at what our ancestors survived.
@EricSepulveda Yıl önce
I love my pets too. ♥️
@DinoCism Yıl önce
I'm horrified at what our descendants will have to survive...
@robertbiolsi9815 Yıl önce
Most didn't
@deeprollingriver5820 Yıl önce
One day our descendants will marvel at what we had to go through.
@TalkingHands308 Yıl önce
Man, I miss when channels on tv like History or Discovery Channel would have documentaries like this one...
@Jewelstravel Yıl önce
Right?! Miss those days
@enriquegarza3127 Yıl önce
Me too. Mail Call, Man Moment Machine, Tales of the Gun, Aftermath: Population Zero. They set the foundation for my love of learning. And who can forget the old National Geographic theme :)
@susieschilling4009 Yıl önce
I got rid of cable over a decade ago. Complete rip off to say the very least.
@TalkingHands308 Yıl önce
@@enriquegarza3127 Right? Even if they weren't 100% accurate sometimes, it at least sparks interest and sets that mood of learning new things. Now-a-days the only documentaries there are have some agenda to push and it's annoying.
@phyllojoe5346 Yıl önce
Given covid, I think the world would cope with a worldwide incident quite poorly
@annbuena5710 Yıl önce
@The Science of Violence ur username is genius ngl
@dklee.01 Yıl önce
yeah i was gonna say 😭
@flytink1 Yıl önce
If we ever experience the equivalent of a nuclear winter, we’re fucked. We’d have to really step up food production by growing things indoors with UV lighting. But even doing that wouldn’t be able to compensate for fields and fields of the agriculture cultivated on an industrial scale?! Food and water shortages would be inevitable. We have de-salinization to combat severe drought, but we probably wouldn’t be able to produce enough water to compensate.
@Emanonerewhon Yıl önce
Watching this, one can’t help but marvel at what an incredibly complex world we live in, and especially at what a close-run thing civilization truly is. At any moment, natural forces beyond our control can simply turn the page on humankind as we know it. It’s just remarkable.
@jamesdagiantpeach Yıl önce
You're absolutely right. It just shows how insignificant we really are in the grand scheme of how the physical world really works.
@mariusmatei2946 Yıl önce
Yep, it's the (fragile system of) "threads" that binds (our) modern world (together), and enables (our modern) life (routines) to run smoothly; break one "thread", and the entire interconnected, and sophisticated (but delicate) system of "threads" will collapse (I must credit the film "Threads" for that analogy/metaphor)!!
@halnogaies1256 Yıl önce
So... We're not the gods we thought we were, eh?
@susanmorgan8833 Yıl önce
When Mt. St. Helens erupted, a relative in Portland sent us a vial of the resultant ash that she'd scraped off foliage in her yard. It was unbelievably fine, and it was easy to see how the wind could carry it great distances.
@enlightenedhummingbird4764 Yıl önce
I love that! I was in elementary school in IL, and my Grandmother lived in Portland. She sent us a vial of ash, too! I took it for show and tell, and I was the coolest kid that day! 😁 (That may be the only positive that came out of the whole situation...) 😕
@VvpandoravV Yıl önce
We were scraping about 1” of ash off our windshields here in Houston about a week after she erupted that year. Took about 3 weeks for the wind to change for it to die down. Given the choice I’d rather scrape snow ✌️
@jamesmoore3694 Yıl önce
i was in portland watching the grateful dead play. this was the night st helens blew out the lava dome. a steady ash fall at 11 pm. smiles from mt hood
@michellecardenas6072 Yıl önce
@@enlightenedhummingbird4764 omg, that is too crazy...i had a friend that did the same thing for her show n tell at school in CA. I guess it was the happening thing at that time.
@christopherwillows5515 Yıl önce
@@MintRanch now that is perspective. Crazy to think it extended that far
@JeantheSecond Yıl önce
All of this must have scared the bejesus out of the people of the time. Dimming sun, drought, plague. It must have seemed the literal end of the world.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
Yes, It was really bad in Britain, that was the time of King Arthur.
@GT380man Yıl önce
For many millions of people, it was the end. I recall reading estimates of population loss in Europe, which was a third. Nothing like this has ever happened before.
@sancho8521 Yıl önce
@@GT380man ...30% also in the 14th century during the Bubonic Plague. This book I read said a third of Europe died. "Bring out your dead!" Monty Python
@GottaWannaDance Yıl önce
@@GT380man There was also the great flood; this was the one Noah was building a big boat for. This was the same one to put all the animals of the world in. Add to that the food for every animal, bird, insect, not to mention some humans who weren't related so as to repopulate the planet.
@jrchickenbone Yıl önce
now imagine if everyone had access to the internet and a self entitled opinion lol, i bet the churches were booming though
@Mavendow Yıl önce
I read the sound of Krakatoa's eruption in 1883 created a concussive shockwave circled the globe four times. The ocean was measured to rise and fall in lockstep with the blast. Some within a 50km radius might've died just from the wave of air impacting their body. And that was calculated at only 13,000x hiroshima. 2,000,000,000x? I can't even imagine an eruption that size.
@lindianisyafira6706 Yıl önce
It is true all over my country indonesia and so hawaii dark for several moment
@eithnemelee2997 Yıl önce
That same shockwave was powerful enough to rupture the eardrums of all the sailors on a ship that was almost 50km away from the epicenter of the explosion. Crazy stuff to think about.
@scipiorattikanus5522 Yıl önce
I was thinking that when I heard 2,000,000,000 times. I thought to myself.. "Damn, that's a miscalculation."
@meridien52681 4 aylar önce
The Toba event was WAY worse. The supposedly, it was the loudest sound heard on earth.
@shutthefrontdoor733 Yıl önce
Why is history so much more interesting the older you get? I am always fascinated by so many great stories told about the past. Thank you for a really well done documentary
@Daelyah Yıl önce
Perhaps because, the older we get, the more we must face uncertain futures, and therefore the more we look to the past for guidance and inspiration.
@pjames4931 Yıl önce
when we are young we are still discovering the modern area. it’s something we still needed to discover.
@dustinvanwinkle5078 3 aylar önce
Personally I was way more interested in history when I was younger. As I've gotten older I've cared less and less since civilization doesn't ever seem to learn it's lessons lol
@shutthefrontdoor733 3 aylar önce
@@dustinvanwinkle5078 I can respect this response and sort of agree with you but I still find it fascinating the way they lived and how the got through tough times
@dustinvanwinkle5078 3 aylar önce
@@shutthefrontdoor733 for sure same here. I still love history I just tend to do my own deep dives these days. I stopped watching shows ect many many years ago so it's mostly reading or podcasts for me.
@llSuperSnivyll Yıl önce
It puts into dimension how 'privileged' we are right now to actually know what's going on. Meanwhile, you could be a random Roman citizen at Ravenna and see the sky's gone dark, that the summer feels cold and that there's a sudden food shortage, with no knowledge that it's all caused by the eruption of a volcano that is located in a land you don't even know exists.
@victoriahicks8956 Yıl önce
Ravenna has a beautiful early church.
@llSuperSnivyll Yıl önce
@@chantalsnextboyfriend8855 We are priviledged in that we get to know WHY there's a crisis. Meanwhile, even the richest of citizens would not know that everything went downhill because of a volcano eruption in another continent.
@xiphactinusaudax1045 Yıl önce
Ravenna wasn't in Rome during 536...IDK if you're talking about a different event
@histguy101 Yıl önce
@@xiphactinusaudax1045 Sure it was. It was the capital of Italy.
@beetle8651 Yıl önce
@@chantalsnextboyfriend8855 what does that even mean??
@dukeandika3292 Yıl önce
I'm from Indonesia. This video gimme answer why our historic notes about our ancient kingdoms was missing between 6-8 Century. In 5th century several ancients kingdoms were thriving during Indonesian archipelago like Kingdom of Kutai and Tarumanegara . Without clear reason, all of those ancient notes were missing at 6 th century.
@M0rmagil Yıl önce
That would seem like a pretty good explanation. Being in the immediate vicinity of such an event would make life very difficult indeed. 😕
@BigBangTheoryIsALie Yıl önce
Because youre a duke now
@MrBigRiceBoy Yıl önce
The void century
@___queueue7707 Yıl önce
What kind of notes? Chinese notes?
@johnathonmullis4234 6 aylar önce
I was living in Florida when mt. St. Helens erupted back around 1980. The sky stayed grey for months and ash rained down for weeks. I want to think we heard the explosion but it was so long ago. I heard from guys I later served in the Navy with who said they had ash cover the ships hundreds of miles out to sea in the Atlantic Ocean from that eruption. It’s easy to forget just how powerful Mother Nature is.
@gloriarangott8803 3 aylar önce
We should remember that "mother nature" has a very dark and volatile side😮
@Fido-vm9zi Yıl önce
I'd like to thank my ancestors for surviving. I didn't live in ancient times of famine, but something inside me makes me grateful for everything. Small things, such as a tomato or piece of fruit.
@annastinehammersdottir1290 4 aylar önce
We are here by fateful, wonderful randomness and yet we are giving it away.
@brocknspectre1221 Yıl önce
I’m surprised they didn’t talk about the 1815 eruption of mount Tambora. It’s still remembered as the year without a summer or "Eighteen-hundred and froze to death"
@blue-cg8uz Yıl önce
The Irish famine was also because a volcanic eruption which was because altered weather from the ash in atmosphere. People who study tree rings can tell this also. They say violins built from the wood of those times made the best violins because the extra density in rings.
@bruzote Yıl önce
@@blue-cg8uz - I am sorry you were told that. It is nonsense. As a properly educated physicist and meteorologist, I would love to know what research source you've read and how it was peer-reviewed. The Irish Potato Famine had multiple causes. First and foremost, the Irish were horribly oppressed by the British, arguably worse than slaves(!). Yes, that's true. The British did not provide food or any care at all for the Irish, unlike slave owners who would at least keep their valuable slaves alive to keep them working! The British didn't let the Irish even live in cities or hold a trade, let alone own the land. The British took that. They destroyed the ability of the Irish to handle a famine. In fact, records suggest Irish food exports went UP during (was the first year?) of the famine. The British were unbelievably cruel to the Irish. The second reason is a fungus, called a blight, that infected the Irish potato crops. This was a huge problem, particularly since Ireland had a monoculture of potatoes, and no alternative varieties were being grown, let alone a variety that was fungus-resistance. Please try to list the source you had for your claim. I would love to read what quantifiable research some "scientists" used to disregard both the blight and the British oppression when it comes to the causes of the Great Hunger. I am not saying weather was not affected, but people round the world didn't experience the Great Hunger. Ireland did. It was not due to a volcano, and their INCREASED food exports were not possible if a volcano could have such a horrific impact on food the citizens needed to grow for themselves instead of exporting (or using as feed for animal meat exports).
@bweaver760 Yıl önce
The Victorian age of the 1800’s (19th century) was somewhat of a semi-ice age in the climate of the world.
@multibasking Yıl önce
@@bruzote you’re not properly educated if you think british treatment of the irish is worse let alone comparable to chattel slavery.
@aliz.5305 Yıl önce
When you think about how often people die in the present day (which is A LOT) and how humans used to die even more often for as long as we've existed, it starts to become clear we're literally just another life form on this planet that isn't tougher or more special than ants or fungus. And as a human who tends to think of humans in general as being extra special, it's quite sobering to come to this realization.
@catboynestormakhno2694 Yıl önce
true, we have only recently begun our reconstruction of the world to benefit our needs in such explosive manners as we have had within these last hundred years, we stand upon the edge of great disasters and great development
@literallynothingatall8175 Yıl önce
It makes me think that the meaning of life is that there isn’t one. Everything is just a series of events leading to everything right now, it’s crazy to think how humans have evolved from sleeping on the ground to sleeping in 10 - 40 story apartments with high quality beds, TV, phones, and more.
@christinapaterno5585 Yıl önce
You have the ability to reason, and to be conscious, and a responsibility to care for the creatures and plants that are not. Saying we are the same is incorrect.
@catherineadair9078 Yıl önce
Humans are extra-special.
@jabronis33 Yıl önce
During this time, the Eastern Roman empire was fighting with the Sassanid empire in Persia. An emissary went to Syria, when they noticed everyone getting sick. He went back and told the king to call off the invasion.
@iwlaequitas7897 Yıl önce
Conquering the world in self defense.
@InOppositiontotheNewWorldOrder Yıl önce
According to my research: The 'Eternal Peace Agreement', ending the war between Sassanid Persia and the Eastern Roman Empire, was signed in 532 AD.
@FlaviusMaximus1967 Yıl önce
@@iwlaequitas7897 Rome conquered the world in a series of self defensive wars! USA went into Iraq in self defense. Russia went into Ukraine in self defense. You really have to wonder who really believes these wars of aggression are "self defense".....fools???
@iwlaequitas7897 Yıl önce
@@FlaviusMaximus1967 Do you ever listen to Dan Carlin hardcore history? Listen to the Gaulic Holocaust. It explains Rome's "defensive" wars in great detail. Edit: Celtic Holocaust sorry I got the title wrong
@InOppositiontotheNewWorldOrder Yıl önce
@@FlaviusMaximus1967 The same people that get their education from the Babylonian Babysitter.
@reds1325 Yıl önce
Can't be worse then my parents walking 20 miles barefoot in their grandparents hand me downs in a snow storm to school back in their day.
@kilderok Yıl önce
Tommy Pickles grandpa? Is that you?
@deandeann1541 Yıl önce
Ilopango volcano in El Salvador erupted in 535 AD - some believe this was responsible for the collapse of Teotihuacan. I'm sure the eruption in 536 AD at Krakatao did not help things for them.
@steffenritter7497 Yıl önce
Indeed, I saw a video on this eruption about a year ago. I haven't been able to find it, since.
@55robinwood Yıl önce
Experts are saying that these 2 caused the problem
@HappyBeezerStudios Yıl önce
what Jack would call a double event
@aron1332 4 aylar önce
The Ilopango theory is already disproven (it erupted a century earlier) and Krakatoa neither erupted in 536 (there is an eruption in 540).
@SynthD Yıl önce
It never ceases to amaze me that my ancestors survived all of history.
@tarabooartarmy3654 Yıl önce
Yeah, and survival of the fittest somehow led to us -- a few generations of Karens and Tik Tokers.
@StarOnTheWater Yıl önce
If you count reproduction as survival, yes.
@TennesseeSaint Yıl önce
If such an event would occur, wouldn’t it be in the interest of all nations be to somehow filter the atmosphere on a large scale, rather than to just wait for the catastrophic results to run its course? Surely such an effort would bring the world together rather than to tear it apart yet again. Perhaps strategically placed filtration locations near known volcanic hotspots, could mitigate an initial spread of ash, etc. It seems like our world has started to seek solutions for a possible future asteroid strike. Why not become more proactive about a much more likely event such as this?
@nataliebarnes7410 Yıl önce
The fuss people kicked up at covering their nose and mouth in public...imagine trying to orchestrate a global volcano response
@tstoof Yıl önce
I don't think it would work if we put the filtration systems near the hotspot, because they'd be surely destroyed during the blast. However, it does make sense to at least try to look into the possibility of such systems. If it could work it might prove vital to our survival.
@Margiedem 5 aylar önce
Imagine how fresh the water was, how clean the air, how lush the forests. Aside from the usual natural disasters...
@realessayog6947 Yıl önce
I remember reading about this year during undergrad in college... I'm not sure why? It's crazy how we kept things documented for so long right?
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
I have his book "Catastrophe". Very interesting but unfortunately he is unable to come up with any proof to support his theories and conclusions. Cuz such is so ellusive and difficult to find. But he's probably quite correct.
@cathymarcello282 Yıl önce
They made a movie.. Krakatoa, East of Java…
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
@@cathymarcello282 who was in it? Bruce Willis?
@cathymarcello282 Yıl önce
@@aspenrebel I’m pretty sure it was back in the 70s… don’t think Willis was around yet
@cathymarcello282 Yıl önce
1968.. Diane Baker, Maximilian Schell, Sal Mineo
@andrewjackson7758 Yıl önce
Biological warfare was another fun thing that people did by catapulting diseased corpses over city walls like the Tartars did to the Genoans in 1347, which for all intents and purposes were just as horrible as events 8 centuries before.
@Mullet-ZubazPants Yıl önce
That was in Kaffa (Crimea). The Genoese were there because it was a great trade market for slaves. Mongols would sell Christian slaves to the Genoese, who then sold them throughout the Muslim world
@altheacraig2904 Yıl önce
It has erupted much more than that! Because of plate tectonics the Yellowstone volcano was out in the Pacific Ocean long before it ended up in Wyoming. I learned this from Nick Zentner the geologist professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.
@ianworley8169 Yıl önce
Of course it has, but these are climatic changes brought about by volcanic activity, within recorded history. Not tectonic activity within geological time. A matter of changes happening within the last hundreds of years, rather than millenia or even millions of years.
@JPaterson8942 Yıl önce
I like listening to Nick's lectures when I'm at work. They really give perspective of the geologic changes of the area.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
Well who the hell decided to move it to Wy.?
@jasonlambert5552 Yıl önce
@@aspenrebel Lovely in the spring, cheap rent.
@blazegreen3013 Yıl önce
I saw the same show, LOL I've seen many of his videos, he's awesome when it comes to rocks and volcanos
@luciavaughan9464 Yıl önce
The amount of combined scientific research in this video is absolutely insane.
@zachary9925 Yıl önce
If this happened today, no doubt half the population would deny that volcanos even exist.
@elduderino7725 Yıl önce
"We need to talk about how racism caused the eruption and the effects are largely felt by POC/LGBTQA folx."
@zachary9925 Yıl önce
@@elduderino7725 Probably not the first part, but yes the second part would certainly happen.
@kierj9858 Yıl önce
@@elduderino7725 🤣🎯💯
@toomanymarys7355 Yıl önce
More like they'd blame "fossil fuels" and "climate change" for it. Bill Nye literally blamed a tsunami on climate change not long ago on national TV. 🤣🤣🤣
@milktea4270 Yıl önce
The fact we’re all here today, knowing our ancestors were some of the few that survived, makes me think that we’re a bit lucky to exist
@chiefswife1212 5 aylar önce
C ertainly explains why we're all related on 23 and me!
@gilknutson 2 aylar önce
Keep in mind, some of the latest research indicates that humans were down to less than 2000 breeding pairs 900,000 years ago!!! That Genetic Bottleneck could have resulted in mankind’s extinction!!!…
@mariavilleda5086 Yıl önce
Somehow I ended up here and love it! Everyone needs to watch this. Really makes you think of our current times. History truly repeats itself
@staleruudeidsvoll4645 Yıl önce
ME TO I LOVE IT:: thank you for beeing 2? be nice, all negative energy ends up same as positiv. and the 3 melts.. or?
@snickle1980 Yıl önce
😐Ok, but for at least one person back then, this was a really _GREAT year,_ ya know? I promise you that there was at least ONE son of a nobleman who partied throughout the entire year of 536...And he likely wrote to his uncle about it.
@Patrick3183 Yıl önce
Was it you?
@snickle1980 Yıl önce
@@Patrick3183 (rips off mask) No, it was old man Kruthers who ran the haunted amusement park!
@jordanranks3180 Yıl önce
It’s true I’m the uncle
@aubreelanz4576 7 aylar önce
@scottbrandon6244 Yıl önce
The 1815 eruption in Indonesia caused global havoc. 1816 was described as the year without a summer. There were crop failures and snow storms in June through August in America.
@Patrick3183 Yıl önce
This is about the 536 earthquake.
@michaelsteane9926 Yıl önce
To all those people commenting about 2020 etc. being worse. Appreciate the wonders we now live among. These are the best times ever. For those who don't love to whinge.
@VHSterror Yıl önce
fascinating documentary and it does a great job showcasing how fragile civilizations can be and just the overall helplessness
@deeprollingriver5820 Yıl önce
I’m looking at my dog and realized her ancestors survived this also.
@sauviel6296 Yıl önce
Im looking at my dog and realized I'm really hungry right now
@KimmyKat Yıl önce
@@sauviel6296 I'm looking at you and I realized my dog is hungry right now
@ocpofficialrep7026 Yıl önce
536 was a fantastic year. Loved it
@banguseater Yıl önce
Me too. Great times. Cheers
@wire7130 3 aylar önce
Only 530s kids will get it
@number1enemyoftheuseless985 Yıl önce
What is amazing is that someone is still alive to account for what happened back then. Crazy...
@IsengardMordor Yıl önce
That would have been awesome
@kilderok Yıl önce
Surely the most alive of all time
@RachealRichardson Yıl önce
Exceptional research. Explains so many gaps in history...much will need to be re-written.
@RaysofLight98 Yıl önce
Makes you really glad to live in a chaotic, but more connected, world.
@haroldthaf Yıl önce
You gotta admire the dedication of the cameraman, pulling some sick panoramic shots and close-ups before it was cool.
@Vednier Yıl önce
Well, there is some ideas that such catastrophes may be beneficial to humanity in the end. For example Black Plague in Europe not only caused millions of deaths but also severely diminished available workforce , increased laborer value (which disallowed elite to handle laborer as cattle) and forced mechanization to increase produce. All this chained events in the end undermined traditional system and given people rights.
@lumberpilot Yıl önce
It's paradoxical that the tower is the structure most in tact .You think of things toppling from the top down.
@prinxesspestilence Yıl önce
This is really interesting because there are other periods of mass cooling which preceded global political upheaval. The global cooling caused by Genghis Khan would have contributed to the Plague epidemic of the 14th century which decimated 1/3 of Europe, and the volcanic eruptions of the late bronze age caused a global cooling which created a drought throughout mesopotamia, causing famine, war, and eventually the bronze era collapse. I would like to see what other global events could have been caused or contributed to by climate change
@nathanwarnes4834 Yıl önce
Imagine what the world would be like if the Volcano never erupted
@theodoreknapp6642 Yıl önce
If the eruption were below sea level, then it seems about half of everything injected into the stratosphere would be sea water. I wonder how that would change the outcome.
@bltn7469 Yıl önce
That's not what "below sea level" means, it doesn't mean your always actually under water..
@wipkpremium5691 Yıl önce
@@bltn7469 it would be funny if it did work like that though.
@bltn7469 Yıl önce
@@wipkpremium5691 Well I guess it could "technically" be used that way :p
@shauntempley9757 Yıl önce
The Great Flood could be that.
@pugasaurusrex8253 Yıl önce
@@shauntempley9757 The Wettest Willy
@VelkePivo 2 aylar önce
I wish you’d explained how such a localized event spread over the entire planet.
@ripvanwinkle2002 Aylar önce
are you being funny? you dont think an entire island being turned to dust and ash and spit into the sky to be spread by the wind to cover the whole planet is clear enough of an explanation? do you not understand what several YEARS without proper sun would do to the living things on the planet?
@ChairmanMeow1 Yıl önce
You think "Yea, well 2022 wasn't nice" then you watch something like this and remember how good you have it
@rmrsgirl Yıl önce
But what happened to the sea life? Whales, dolphins, fish? Did they all sense the vibration and move away ahead of time? Or were they caught in the fallout?
@artbyporschia Yıl önce
2:01 I've never heard of the number two thousand million, now I see that it is a cultural difference I say 2 billion, you say two thousand million, tomato tomato ;) This video is so full of information to learn! Love it!
@tconthepc_6958 Yıl önce
Yeah that threw me off, I had to rewind to make sure I heard him correctly
@Russia1513 Yıl önce
It's scary and weird to think about how most of us with European heritage are only here by the sheer dumb luck and immunity genetics that allowed us through the eye of that needle to the future.
@Patrick3183 Yıl önce
modern Europeans did not originate in Europe
@taramarissaalmarri Yıl önce
Really well organized and explained video 😁👍
@jvcpaints Yıl önce
This was good. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you for posting it.
@RayRay-cq5ky Yıl önce
Wow! Climate change, pandemic, war and a global food shortage happening all at once? I can't even imagine.
@margakat Yıl önce
It makes me nuts that they compare these explosions to nuclear bombs without discussing the difference because of radiation. Life sucked in the 6th century, but people didn't die of radiation poisoning. Dying of radiation poisoning is horrible.
@ronhak3736 Yıl önce
While I was watching the video I checked the Gupta Empire, an ancient Indian empire. This period is considered as the Golden Age of India by historians. I was surprised to find out that the mighty empire fall in 550 CE.
@lillysummer3546 Yıl önce
Theres a movie coming out about the cholas with Aishwariya Rai in it. India was the hub back then. If you get a chance then do watch this movie called "the kashmir files". India's history before the mughals was golden. Women were educated and free. After the mughal invaders the women decided to jump into fire from rape and conversion.
@allenbriscoe2835 Yıl önce
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@mitalichinmulgund8679 Yıl önce
I just finished watching another program on this channel showing how the dark ages were not dark, and that the anglo saxons did not invade, they came as settlers, that when the Roman rulers left, the people on the island continued to live the Roman style of life.
@histguy101 Yıl önce
There's several ancient sources about Anglo-Saxon invaders, who were already raiding the coasts of Britain and Gaul in the 4th century.
@nuggitron Yıl önce
I never knew about the correlation between plague and temperature. Interesting. Thanks.
@MrRodQ Yıl önce
Knock on effect is basically chain reaction. And it's sad people can't identify knock on effects with our current world situation. We're going to need a compilation of world events from 2020 - 2030 for folks to understand we're in trouble brewing.
@MsKittyGirl2010 Yıl önce
Only a matter of time before a mega volcano erupts again. Scary to think about it really.
@tisbutascratch2045 Yıl önce
Yes but hopefully if it does, we'll be better prepared for it with modern technology and sciences.
@MsKawaiichii Yıl önce
@@tisbutascratch2045 **looks at how current disasters are being managed** (nervous laughter)
@mikekahl5609 Yıl önce
@@tisbutascratch2045 better prepared? Modern humans are so lazy they can't survive if it snows for 3 days or they lose phone signal.
@honeydew1678 Yıl önce
@@mikekahl5609 when it comes to life or death, we move quick. trust me.
@patriciaheil6811 Yıl önce
1. the Lancelot Grail is from the 1200s. It has to be analyzed to see if it matches Olrik's Principles for Oral Narrative Research and thus is a record of an oral tradition. If not, it's an invention of literate people. 2. Even in London, there is a 50% Celtic male DNA substrate. London became Anglo-Saxon with the founding of Aldwych in the 600s CE. You don't get that high a MALE DNA result if that whole people was wiped out or withdrew completely from the entire east of the country. 3. African red slip ware, a luxury item, remained in production and distribution into the 600s CE. It was being imported to Britain during the 500s when "the catastrophe" happened. You don't get that if the island's economy has been destroyed. This would have been part of the trade that brought the plague in. 4. This video incorporates sampling bias. China split into the northern and southern dynasties in the 380s CE and did not re-unite until 589 CE. Keys is wrong about this. 5. The Frankish kingdom existed from 431-843 with its capital at Paris from 508-768 under the Merovingians. There is no chronological connection between their decline and the "catastrophe". 6. The Gothic kingdoms of Spain existed from the 400s to the 700s CE. In particular the Arian kingdom of Theudis and Agila I cover this period. Spain was strong enough to attempt to invade Africa although it failed. There was no change in government at the time of the "catastrophe". Conclusion: people love catastrophes but if they don't do their homework, they make mistakes. Also new info later can overturn conclusions. Keys published in 1999 before PCR revolutionized DNA analysis. Now that we know the Celts didn't perish at all, let alone in the 500s, this video becomes OBE.
@histguy101 Yıl önce
And the Avars got smashed, and were a short lived menace. They didn't reconfigure the universe or anything
@willmcgo8288 Yıl önce
For anyone who wondered like myself when this first aired, this looks to be from 1999 (MCMXCIX). Those big computer monitors were a hint to that.
@sunguines Yıl önce
23 years ago
@rebeccaweil1 Yıl önce
Incredible . A great documentary.
@StopFear Yıl önce
So if there were a series of explosions one after another which manifested in fountains of hot magma spurting out of the earth and then settling as ash everywhere, does it mean that the surface of the earth and creatures on it were victims not just of one huge bang, but of a volcano gang bang?
@trinidadapodaca7027 Yıl önce
@lauriemeyer7030 Yıl önce
There had to be one...
@reannafelisseortigas8852 Yıl önce
it always baffles me how interesting history can be
@Chappy_the_Damned Yıl önce
Well! No need for horror movies when you have actual history to look at.
@byronharano2391 Yıl önce
Well said
@karenandrews4224 Yıl önce
Or evolution- Here (on earth) be monsters (dinosaurs et Al)
@byronharano2391 Yıl önce
@@karenandrews4224 Thunder-lizards are cool.
@dunjahornung3084 Yıl önce
Life always writes the best stories.
@barryshaffer2466 Yıl önce
Nice to hear about natural disasters and survival of people and animals and surviving hunger
@fullscorpion5285 Yıl önce
Hopefully these volcanos can learn to process their fiery anger instead of waiting until they blow their lids. Perhaps EMDR might relieve some of the pressure?
@ejwatcher5643 Yıl önce
I'm in Queensland, Australia and this year has already been shocking. Considering it's only March, we are feeling very tired already. Covid lock downs then massive floods, people here are really struggling.
@pooryorick831 Yıl önce
Sorry to hear about the struggles in Australia. We had our share of crazy weather here in the US as well. Fires and floods in the west and heavy winds in the midwest. Our house flooded and our fence and roof sustained damage too. We never know what the coming year is going to hold.
@gertrudewest4535 Yıl önce
Severe drought and six months of brutal triple digit record heat for us here in Southern Arizona. Wells drying up, lakes drying up and no rain in sight.
@ejwatcher5643 Yıl önce
@@gertrudewest4535 I feel your pain, that's our usual sinario, hope you can hang in there. 💪👍
@ejwatcher5643 Yıl önce
@@pooryorick831 yeah, sure is an exciting time to be alive , never a dull moment. Hopefully we all get a break soon.
@karenhodges7545 Yıl önce
Thank you. The detail and production are marvelous.
@NyteByrd97 Yıl önce
I love how people back then will always put plague, natural disasters, and the sky going black together, etc. They didn’t know the science between the connection but they new one always followed the other.
@juliac9080 Yıl önce
We're all here today because someone in our family tree in 536 wasn't a wimp.
@lestatangel Yıl önce
So true.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
@@Automedon2 Did you see it? I recall they talked all about plagues in Europe and England, why some people didn't die. I think gay guy was from SF, and he was wondering why he didn't have AIDS and die, when so many of his "friends" had AIDS or had died. He wondered if doctors had ever studied gay men who DID NOT get AIDS, rather than just studying those that did.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
@@Automedon2 there u go
@agentorange81 Yıl önce
Or a well stocked hoarder ,still eithers doing better than me
@gentlejuliet Yıl önce
Every time they say Krakatoa, I imagine that one episode of SpongeBob where they’re superheroes 😭
@kilderok Yıl önce
Same lol no wonder Squidward just exploded.
@keysaysassah Yıl önce
Anyone else feel horrible to hear about the death and struggling of the fleas? Just me? Okay...
@neshobe Yıl önce
The most interesting thing I learned from this is that apparently in the entire world of today, there is only one woman, and she is sitting in a rickshaw with a piece of paper covering her face against the fumes of.... possibly air pollution?
@lorenbeaulieu2896 Yıl önce
It was an enlightening look into history, but I think you guys need to define toxic gases and exactly what is released in volcanic eruptions. CO2 is not a toxic gas. Sulphur dioxide and H2S are, but no mention of it. If CO2 was dangerous, then sailers in subs would not live in it at over 10,000 ppm. Oxygen deficiency is what people blame on CO2.
@teresawright8615 Yıl önce
Sulfuric acid
@enlightenedhummingbird4764 Yıl önce
Oxygen deficiency! Yes!!
@alejandroguerra104 Yıl önce
@@teresawright8615 Haven’t watched the video but I believe Loren is referring to hydrogen sulfide H2S. Not H2SO4. H2S Is indeed present naturally on subsurface.
@Maya_Pinion Yıl önce
What about Methane which is encompassing land about the Arctic circle,and the giant eruptions that r "making" sinkholes.....
@cateeadens5545 Yıl önce
@cjjdjcfdrci Yıl önce
I was around 20 hrs old and we lived in Westchester Co , White Plains NY and the ash covered the reservoir. Very strange to hear that it was from Mt St Helens!
@sovereignsnorlax8868 Yıl önce
Impressive you remember anything from when you were 20 hours old.
@hermestothrose6335 Yıl önce
Kra·ka·tau (krăk′ə-tou′, krä′kə-) or Kra·ka·to·a (-tō′ə) A volcanic island of Indonesia between Sumatra and Java. An explosive eruption in August 1883 destroyed most of the island and caused a tsunami that killed more than 36,000 people.
@byronharano2391 Yıl önce
An actual historical event of a nuclear winter type extinction level event. Nature's fury!
@MrSeekerOfPeace Yıl önce
Now if only we knew more about the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs in the same way.
@x0lopossum Yıl önce
24:32 The Avar Khagnate in Europe being a thing was a chain reaction from a dang volcano exploding. 33:47 Greenskins from Total War Warhammer
@jamesh.5765 Yıl önce
Does this mean Earth mass becomes bigger with each super volcanic activity and if so, could it possibly slow Earth's rotation whereas before, it spun faster and days and nights were shorter? Thanks to anyone answering?
@jamesh.5765 Yıl önce
@@proudarmedreadytobugaloode6295 Thank you. I've always wondered on this all my life.
@edgregory1 Yıl önce
It's tidal friction from moon's gravity that has slowed Earth's rotation little by little over the Aeons.
@wadeknupp5808 Yıl önce
The mass wouldn't change. Nothing is being added or removed. There would be slight redistribution of mass from deeper to the atmosphere then falling to the surface.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
Conservation of Matter, it stays the same amount of mass.
@abbycelella4311 Yıl önce
watching post mental breakdown to remind myself how lucky i am to just sit in bed and eat berries i didn’t even have to pick
@nothingbutthebest513 Yıl önce
This volcano would have the same effect as a 10-point magnitude earthquake. Wouldn't it be more likely that the earth's rotation was affected?
@MoonLitChild Yıl önce
Yes but not by much, no more than our natural wobble.
@Kristina-jf8je 4 aylar önce
@MoonLitChild if the earth shook or stopped orbiting for a millionth of a millisecond, humans, oceans and everything else would go flying into space at 200,000 mph. So no.
@Blix13 Yıl önce
This was very interesting and informative 👍
@matthewwagner47 Yıl önce
With recent volcanic activity can just imagine how devistating a super massive eruption could influence global climate and human culture.
@guyfaux900 Yıl önce
nice of you to try and make us feel better about the 20s by telling us there's a crappier year out there somewhere. Had they known that during the black death maybe it wouldn't have been so "dark" 😆
@lindakay9552 Yıl önce
I live in Washington state. There's geological evidence of ash from other explosions effecting the climate here. There is Mt. Mazama ash in the ground here
@onderozenc4470 Yıl önce
From Mc Kenzie volcano ?
@thesteelworks8088 Yıl önce
Also Look into the scablands in Washington state great deluge of waters at unimaginable great floods
@altheacraig2904 Yıl önce
I also live here. In Auburn. In my comment above I mentioned what I learned about the Yellowstone volcano and how I learned it. Where is the Krakatoa ash found? I'd like to have some. I have some of Mt. Saint Helens. To me all this is awesome! k
@lindakay9552 Yıl önce
@@altheacraig2904 Professor Nick Zentner, at Central Washington University, is my geology Guru. I had to go back and listen to his videos to find the Lord of Lahars: Brian Atwater It's been so long since I watched their lectures, I mixed up two discoveries. Atwater was in Indonesia, when he discovered that a 1700 Japan tsunami was caused by a Juan de Fuca quake. He ALSO discovered Mt. Mazama ash (Crater Lake, OR) in the sand layers just off Washington coast. If you type into TRshow Nick Zentner, or Brian Atwater, you will find hundreds of hours of university lectures on Washington geology. 🤗😘
@lindakay9552 Yıl önce
@@thesteelworks8088 one of my favorite subjects! 💜💙 I don't even have to try to imagine it. We have scientific proof of where the water level used to sit all around Wenatchee Valley At one time Saddlerock (in Wenatchee) was almost completely submerged.
@mfknkaren 5 aylar önce
The cc is A1. 😂😂😂😂 descriptions on point 😂 whoever did this THANK YOU! not even 1 minute in and you can tell its a passion 🫡
@t.j.payeur5331 Yıl önce
To cross the American Great Plains in wagons in the 1800s people had to exchange their horses for oxen because the horses would starve in the grasslands.
@reavanante2160 Yıl önce
Thank you. The grade school story was that they were just not strong enough. Which I think is most likely. Truthfully the horse seems to be greatly affected by the soil composition grazing is found. Some soils are good, others are not. One of the reasons the plains were settled is that many areas were very fertile (equals good pasture) You don't find that everywhere.
@an-tm3250 Yıl önce
Also understood it was an endurance decision. Annoys me when westerns show horses instead. A tough trek under any conditions.
@slappy8941 Yıl önce
Oxen are better at pulling heavy loads slowly over long distances, and can live on rougher forage.
@aspenrebel Yıl önce
Wrong kind of horses. The Commanches had the right kind of horses.
@brandipenman9137 Yıl önce
Given the recent, January 2022, Tonga eruption and the current belief, August 2022, that there has been so much water injected into the atmosphere, how does the Tonga eruption compare in long term effects as the the Krakatoa eruption? Anyone know where this may be discussed and researched?
@eithnemelee2997 Yıl önce
Great question! The good news is that the Tonga eruption was much smaller than the Krakatoa eruption and therefore released much less ash material. The Tonga volcano also was not exposed to the surface, but rather covered with ocean water, so this will have suppressed some of the ash release as well. We don't expect to see any sort of globally impactful drop in temperature from this sort of eruption.
@brandipenman9137 Yıl önce
@@eithnemelee2997 thank you 😊 for putting that into perspective.
@felinemiauw Yıl önce
On Sunday, 24th April 2022 the "Anak Krakatau" or "The Child of Krakatoa" has erupted. (The Anak Krakatau is the fourth island emerged from Krakatau / Krakatoa caldera). Hope everything will be okay.
@miisty22 Yıl önce
thats my bday
@krisg78 Yıl önce
@@miisty22 happy belated bday
@sebell69 Yıl önce
that would explain all those "underground" cities that are been found all over the place (that "nobody" seems to be able to explain why they are there)!!
@delinquentinparadise Yıl önce
Before Noah's flood towards the latter end of the ice age sea levels were some 75 meters lower than they are today. A huge number of city's are now under water. The ice age continues to to lose the ice from places such as Greenland, the North Pole, Antarctica and so on to this day. Which is caused by the entirely natural event of global warming. Sea levels continue to rise as they have for the last 20,000 years.
@tealkerberus748 Yıl önce
Building underground works. Ash the people of Coober Pedy or the people of the hot bits of India and adjacent countries who has the better city. When it's routinely hotter than blood heat outdoors, underground is cool.
@flugsven Yıl önce
This apocalyptic video wasn't exactly what I needed these apocalyptic days.
@jillcrowe2626 Yıl önce
This program tells us that we're all just fine. Are you fed and housed? I am. I also am a member of a church and we all phone and write to each other. I don't feel alone.
@flugsven Yıl önce
@@jillcrowe2626 ..until it ended with naming the vulcanos ready to pop off and send us to a new variant of year 536 with all the consequences. 🤷🏼‍♀️
@1ACL Yıl önce
For some reason, it makes me feel better. Watching catastrophes instead of catastrophizing in my head.
@davidcomtedeherstal 11 aylar önce
When Krakatoa erupted in the 1883, it was as devastating.
@donkeyslayer9879 9 aylar önce
Now, tell is something we don't know.
@5anjuro Yıl önce
The after effects are well described in Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
@roastbread Yıl önce
Europe became like that because of volcano in Asia, Imagine what people live around Krakatoa experience
@matilda9906 5 aylar önce
I honestly didn’t expect the ENTIRE MOUNTAIN to just obliterate
@csmats5374 Yıl önce
2020 wasn't the worst year to be alive but it was definitely the stupidest.
@jenny6253 Yıl önce
Carnt help thinking of all those solar panels if this happened today😆 Also I heard someone hypothesise that because the sun was blocked out people suffered from low Vit D levels which affected peoples immunity and ability to fight disease
@DonnaBarrHerself Yıl önce
It would be interesting to look at legends from all peoples around the world at the time. The hints can be very subtle.
@KuhEssen Yıl önce
Politicians and aristocrats are paying attention to natural forces changing history. They are entrenching themselves with the resources to protect themselves, while limiting social mobility to those with exemplary sense. They are putting together their surviving group and leaving the less fortunate to die.
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