Popular science news will sometimes highlight catastrophes that may have happened because of climate change, and this has penetrated into academic research as well. PhD dissertations and research topics have to be approved, and these days they have to have some modern popular hook, so environmental concerns get shoved in there.
If you look just a bit beneath the surface, you will see that warming was seldom the issue. Warmer periods were often a good thing, in fact. No, the catastrophes were most prominently from cooling, and next after that, from drought. Thus it is technically true, but functionally deceptive, to keep referring to these events as "climate change" as a general category.