Must have been those gas-guzzling SUVs…no, wait?

Some House Democrats blamed their defeat in November’s mid-term elections partly on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to force a vote on a climate change bill.

A new study suggests that climate change has claimed bigger political victims in the past. Much bigger.

The study published in the journal Science suggests climate change contributed to the rise and fall of the Roman empire.

“Climate change seems a factor in the rise and fall of the Roman empire, according to a study of ancient tree growth that urges greater awareness of the risks of global warming in the 21st century,” Reuters reports.

The study’s lead author said climate shifts affected farming, and amplified other political, social and economic crises.

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