Archaeologists reveal human resilience in the face of climate change in ancient Turkey
An examination of two documented periods of climate change in the greater Middle East, between approximately 4,500 and 3,000 years ago, reveals local evidence of resilience and even of a flourishing ancient society despite the changes in climate seen in the larger region.
A new study led by University of Toronto and Cornell University archaeologists working at Tell Tayinat in southeastern Turkey, demonstrates that human responses to climate change are variable and must be examined using extensive and precise data gathered at the local level. The study highlights how challenge and collapse in some areas were matched by resilience and opportunities elsewhere…
Firms must encourage physical and emotional resilience during lockdown
Almost four in 10 (38%) of employees have been struggling with their physical health, a poll conducted by employee engagement firm Inpulse found, while 42% were concerned about their self-awareness and resilience.
“Helping employees to be resilient emotionally and physically couldn’t be more crucial as winter approaches and lockdowns increase,” said Matt Stephens, Inpulse CEO.
“Not only are people more likely to feel the intensity of the pandemic as dark nights and clouds draw in, but more will simply find it difficult and less appealing to get the physical activity they need. Even a simple walk for fresh air and new perspective isn’t so likely to happen in cold and wet weather.”…