Sunday, September 18, 2016

Briefest History of Time

I loved this webcomic by XKCD this week. Though it's written to counter climate change skepticism, it also serves as a super compressed explanation of human history and it's associated events on a beautifully drawn timeline explaining the average global temperatures back then.

I highly recommend taking some time off your busy schedule and reading it. I spent a few hours reading about events that he has mentioned and I didn't know about. I have always had problems relating things in history to each other (Like what was happening in India when Roman empire was at it's peak etc.). This timeline sort of manages to clear the relations.

Please note that I have cut off the period between 19500 CE to 500 CE here. See the complete timeline on XKCD

A timeline of Earth's temperature

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