Adapting to change - Viking style

The world seems to be changing very quickly with climate change, economic turmoil and culture wars taking place around the globe. Scientists studying global change believe much can be learned from the Vikings and how they adapted to their turbulent world.

The Vikings in Greenland and Iceland faced many challenges, including changing weather and economics. Professor Andrew Dugmore, of the University of Edinburgh, has lead a team of scientists who studied how the Norse handled the change. The teams findings was presented February 19, 2012 at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver, Canada. The presentation was entitled Climate Change and the long-term sustainability of societies.