Little Ice Age


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Little Ice Age

n.
The period from 1400 to 1800, characterized by expansion of mountain glaciers and cooling of global temperatures, especially in the Alps, Scandinavia, Iceland, and Alaska.
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The study, published in the journal Nature, examined climate changes over the past 2,000 years, such as the medieval warm period from 800-1200 and the Little Ice Age between 1300-1850.
The study, published in the journal Nature, examined climate changes over the past 2,000 years which were thought to have been global in nature, such as the medieval warm period from 800-1200 AD and the Little Ice Age between 1300-1850.
The study found that temperatures in the Little Ice Age and other anomalous periods did not rise or fall in global lock-step as had long been assumed, and varied regionally for much of the last 2,000 years.
All this made sense because radiocarbon dating showed that deep waters in the Atlantic are replenished directly from the North Atlantic surface over 1-4 centuries, while deep Pacific water must circulate in from the Atlantic and Southern Oceans, taking 8-14 centuries from surface to water at those depths--a continuing insertion of cool water from the Little Ice Age.
During that time, between the 9th and 12th centuries, the earth's climate was generally warmer before the cold of the Little Ice Age settled in around the 16th century.
White explores Europe's earliest forays into North America--voyages of exploration as well as colonial settlement--in order to understand how they were impacted by the Little Ice Age. (The "Little Ice Age," he is quick to explain, is best understood not as a single event, but as a complex constellation of forces that led to global cooling and extreme weather between about 1300 and 1850.) White looks most thoroughly at the triad of European settlements launched in 1607 and 1608--Jamestown, Santa Fe, and Quebec.
The coldest period of the Little Ice Age roughly overlapped the 90 years of the Dutch Golden Age.
They cover a fragile start, the rise of farming, the rise and fall of civilizations, climate and civilizations of the Middle Ages, the Little Ice Age, humans take over, the future is now, and climate change controversies.
According to everything else I have read, the Little Ice Age began about 1200 A.D., with the low point occurring in the mid-17th century.
We were cooler 200 years ago, as Mr Leach suggests, but he must be aware that we were then in the grip of the Little Ice Age. By choosing a start point when the planet was colder, it is a simple matter to claim warming.
We were cooler 200 years ago as Mr Leach suggests but he must be aware that we were then in the grip of the Little Ice Age. By choosing a start point when the planet was colder it is a simple matter to claim warming.
This time period was called the Little Ice Age and now researchers are worried the Earth might be headed for another mini ice age, (https://news.sky.com/story/scientists-predict-mini-ice-age-could-hit-uk-by-2030-11186098) Sky News reported Wednesday.