The Waning of the Little Ice Age
AbstractThe ramifications of the Little Ice Age, a period of cooling temperatures straddling several centuries in northwestern Europe, reach far beyond meteorology into economic, political, and cultural history. The LIA has spawned a series of resonant images that range from frost fairs to contracting glaciers, and from disappearing vineyards to disappearing Viking colonies. This paper takes issue with these images, and argues that the phenomena they describe can be explained without resort to climate change.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School Of Economics, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 201211.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 04 Apr 2012
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climate; global warming; Little Ice Age;
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