Incidentally, this trend of decreasing solar activity, "bottoming out" with the Maunder Minimum, fits very neatly with the aforementioned Little Ice Age
During the last Little Ice Age
, it was so cold in London that the massive river that runs through the city, the river Thames, actually froze over, accounts from that time period show.
Critique: Iconoclastic, exceptionally well organized and presented in a thoroughly 'reader friendly' manner, "A New Little Ice Age
Has Started" is a valued contribution to the ongoing international debate over the issue of climate change and highly recommended for community and academic library Climate Change reference collections.
The life insurance world is in the middle of its own cold snap, of sorts -- its own little Ice Age
But during that period there were warm and cold periods, such as the Little Ice Age
that started in the 1300s and ended in the early 1800s.
The book does have idiosyncracies--some of the figures would have benefitted from more explanation, and the distinction made between the Medieval Cold Period and the Little Ice Age
lacks clarity (as well as a date range for the latter)--but these are only minor niggles.
The overall warming since about 1860 corresponds to a recovery from the Little Ice Age
modulated by natural multidecadal cycles driven by ocean-atmosphere oscillations, or by solar variations at the de Vries (~208 year) and Gleissberg (~80 year) and shorter periodicities.
Representative of the former is Sam White's chapter linking the crisis of the Ottoman Empire in the seventeenth century to the Little Ice Age
4 ( ANI ): A NASA-led team of scientists has found proof that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s, a period often believed as the end of the Little Ice Age
29/ 5/ 2013 (The Sideshow) Plants dating to the Little Ice Age
discovered in the Arctic have come back to life.
Distinctive periods, such as the Medieval Warm Period or the Little Ice Age
stand out, but do not show a globally uniform pattern on multi-decadal time scales," said Heinz Wanner of the University of Bern in Switzerland, one of 78 researchers from 24 countries who took part in the project.
Go back to the 1700s to the Thames Frost Fairs - bonfires in the middle of the river the ice was so thick during the Little Ice Age