The Benefits of a Little Ice Age

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  1. Joe   October 5, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    This article claims that scientists don’t know what caused the little Ice Age but this is not true. Scientists are well aware that cycles of the sun correspond directly with cooler climate on earth. In addition we are entering another cold period on our planet which has been named the Eddy minimum and this has been verified by NASA. There are many websites that explain this in detail, here are a couple of them for your reference. The Climate is changing but it’s not because of cow farts it’s caused by cycles of the sun. Bundle up.

  2. George Hollister   October 5, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    The LIA was an interesting time. What the benefits were is uncertain, at best. It is interesting to me that Europeans appeared slow to adapt. Their populations contracted. Introduction of the potato from the New World allowed for an increase in European population, not seen since the beginning of LIA. Certain varieties of potatoes can do very well in a cooler climate than oats, and certainly better than wheat.

    An interesting book to read, is “Climates of Hunger”, by Reid Bryson. It was written before changes in climate became politicized. I inadvertently found this book, and was glad I did.

    Charles Mann’s book, “1491” is also a good one to read. He speculates on the theory that the discovery of America caused the LIA, by reducing Indian burning. I don’t agree, but the book is good to read anyway.

  3. Zack Anderson   October 5, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    Interesting, Joe. Thanks. Hard to argue against the cycles of the Sun.

  4. Zack Anderson   October 5, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    George, I’ve read 1491. An entertaining romp for sure.


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