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The little ice age


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The little ice age

  1. 1. The Little Ice Age<br />Brandy Maddox<br />History 141<br />Class 71154<br />
  2. 2. What was the little ice age?<br />A global cooling off period<br />“A period of very volatile climate shifts.” (Little Ice Age: Big Chill)<br />A time of severe weather extremes<br />
  3. 3. When did the little ice age occur?<br />
  4. 4. War<br />Famine<br /><ul><li>Weather helped decide outcome of many wars
  5. 5. Witch hunts became prevelant, they were blamed for extreme weather
  6. 6. Crops destroyed by changing climates led to famines killing thousands
  7. 7. Famines led to increase in potato farming</li></ul>Disease<br />Positive effects<br /><ul><li>Little ice age created ideal breeding ground for diseases
  8. 8. The black plague wiped out huge portions of the population
  9. 9. Increase in beer consumption
  10. 10. Frost fairs
  11. 11. Developed farming based economy
  12. 12. Immigration to North America</li></ul>What were the effects of the little ice age on history?<br />
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  14. 14. Documentary film- Little Ice Age: Big Chill<br />Wikipedia- The Little Ice Age<br />Presentation Sources<br />