Farooq Ullah, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Stakeholder Forum
Around 12,000 years ago the climate began to settle down and stabilise, and we entered a new geological period called the Holocene. This stability on Earth, in turn, allowed us to settle down. We turned from hunter-gatherers to farmers, as predictable weather enabled us to stay in one place and cultivate the land. This was the start of human civilisation and everything that followed. The good times had begun.