The Little Ice Age
Big Chill
                    (From Documentary: Little Ice Age)

 In the summer 0f 1653, high in
    the French Alps a t...
Effects
(From Documentary: Little Ice Age)
                  Millions perished as the cold triggers a
                   ...
More Information
                                          (From other sources)
   The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period ...
Sources:
 Documentary Film: Little Ice Age
 Wikipedia: Little Ice Age
 The Little Ice Age in Europe
 The Little Ice Ag...
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The Little Ice Age (In Place of Final Essay)

  1. 1. The Little Ice Age
  2. 2. Big Chill (From Documentary: Little Ice Age)  In the summer 0f 1653, high in the French Alps a titanic glacier creeps toward the defenseless village of Nautesay  Began just seven centuries ago – from the 14th – 19th centuries  Two ft of snow fell on New England in June and July, and some men froze to death in early September’  The Alpine peasants and priests believed that the glaciers had become possessed by the devil  The priests sprinkled holy water and performed exorcisms
  3. 3. Effects (From Documentary: Little Ice Age)  Millions perished as the cold triggers a chain reaction across civilization  Disprupted society and reshaped the world  New York Harbor froze for five weeks allowing people to walk from Manhattan to Staten Island  A summer storm desimated the Spanish Armada  Famines drove Frances masses to Paris demanding affordable bread, fueling the chaos which led to the French Revolution  Mass hysteria took root. Witch hunts became common practice as many women were burnt at the stake  George Washington’s Victory in the Battle of Trenton can also be attributed to the Little Ice Age
  4. 4. More Information (From other sources)  The Little Ice Age (LIA) was a period of cooling that occurred after a warmer era known as the Medieval Warm Period  Timeline:  1595: Gietroz (Switzerland) glacier advances, dammed Dranse River, and caused flooding of Bagne with 70 deaths. 1600-10: Advances by Chamonix (France) glaciers cause massive floods which destroyed three villages and severely damaged a fourth. One village had stood since the 1200's. 1670-80's: Maximum historical advances by glaciers in eastern Alps. Noticeable decline of human population by this time in areas close to glaciers, whereas population elsewhere in Europe had risen. 1695-1709: Iceland glaciers advance dramatically, destroying farms. 1710-1735: A glacier in Norway was advancing at a rate of 100 m per year for 25 years. 1748-50: Norwegian glaciers achieved their historical maximum LIA positions.  Theoretical Causes:  Scientists have tentatively identified four causes of the Little Ice Age: decreased solar activity, increased volcanic activity, internal variability of the climate system, and man made influences.
  5. 5. Sources:  Documentary Film: Little Ice Age  Wikipedia: Little Ice Age  The Little Ice Age in Europe  The Little Ice Age: When Global Cooling Gripped the World, By Alan Cutler

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