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the picturesque norwegian port of bergen but it's bucolic setting belies a talk history i'm reuters reported him jerry and i'm in the historic norwegian port city of bergen whether great plague first hit europe in the fourteenth century university of oslo professional stance with , wants to improve our understanding , the pandemic , think there's a direct relationship , between climate change the rise and fall of rodent populations and might to plague outbreaks , smith says rising temperature or rainfall preceded most outbreaks by about fifteen years he says future climate change in asia wet place eruptions traditionally starts could trigger a fourth global pandemic , patterns in asia if it makes time in asia less and less constant and more like young ups and downs , if more potential for plague outbreaks , chinese plague researches recently injected the bacterium intangibles comparing the genomes of the surviving rodents we've thought was which died , it's unclear how the plague spreads without it's traditionally been blamed on rats all flees the oslo team hopes to help prevent other cities facing the same apocalyptic fights of bergen