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By Angus M. Gunn

This entire reference explains in transparent phrases what we all know approximately climate, from the typical to the intense. A scholar consultant to weather and climate introduces scholars and different readers to the dynamic paintings of meteorologists and climatologists, particularly their efforts to mitigate the impression of climate occasions and weather swap on humans and the environment.The 5 separate volumes of A pupil consultant to weather and climate concentrate on climate extremes; air lots and climate styles; cyclones, hurricanes, and tornadoes; weather switch; and the Earth and the sunlight. each one quantity combines a wealth of medical information, dramatic historic occasions, and the newest rules and techniques from the worlds of meteorology and climatology. What did we research from the airborne dirt and dust Bowl? What are the implications of Arctic melting? How will we shield towns close to oceans from emerging sea degrees? those and different an important questions are explored during this cornerstone reference.

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Small changes in temperature could have extreme effects on human settlement. The Viking settlement in Canada had to be abandoned as the Little Ice Age arrived. THE IRISH POTATO FAMINE At the very end of the Little Ice Age, it was a minor and comparatively short-lived change of weather that caused the worst social and economic crisis ever experienced by one small European country, Ireland. In the first half of the nineteenth century this country was poor, and largely dependent on potatoes for its main food supply because its damp climate could not support the cultivation of wheat.

It is an interesting coincidence that they all ended before 1300, that is to say, before the Little Ice Age. It may be that some of the debilitating effects of the changing weather had some influence on the ending of these wars. They persisted right up into modern times. EUROPE AFTER 1300 Beginning with the Great Famine of 1315 to 1317, Europe, from Russia and Scandinavia in the east to Britain and Ireland in the west, experienced a succession of crises that would last for a very long time. Millions of people died, a sharp contrast to the earlier period of prosperity.

Bubonic plague was widespread during the Little Ice Age. (Library of Congress) infection that reached London arrived in 1665. At that time London had a population of half a million. Throughout the warm summer months of 1665, seven thousand lives were lost every week. The number of dead became so great that it was impossible to bury them all. An interesting but puzzling report was found in later years among the public records of 1665: some individuals never caught the disease even though they had been exposed to infected individuals.

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