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The little ice age


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The little ice age

  1. 1. The Little Ice Age: Big Chill<br />By: Maria Vassilakis<br />History 140<br />Professor Arguello<br />August 7, 2011<br />
  2. 2. In early September, during the 14-19th century targeted man kind.<br />In 1653, priests would set out to kill “the monster,” that engulfed their villages. They would sprinkle holy water in hopes that God would make it go away.<br />The earth was covered in in ace and was 2 degrees cooler.<br />The Little Ice Age, is also known as the, “year without a summer.”<br />There were huge famines that lead to the French Revolution and continued with 1,300 devastating effects.<br />Of course, people were widley dependable on agriculture, which froze and the famines grew and grew.<br />The Little Ice Age Film<br />
  3. 3. Russia and China were amongst those that were successful.<br />During the 14th century, the middle ages dropped four degrees colder than todays temperature.<br />Russia and Ireland’s weather turned for the worse, which included diseases, crime, and famine.<br />Grains were susceptible, because the rain would tear them apart.<br />In 1601, 500,000 Russians were killed.<br />Between 1371-1791, 101 famines alone were devasted.<br />Also during the 14-17th centuries, supposed “witches” were killed because they were seen as evil.<br />Film continued…<br />
  4. 4. The Little Ice Age was during the Medieval Warm Period.<br />The mountain glaciers actually spread throughout Alaska and New Zealand.<br />Several proposals have been made that might have caused the ice age, such as, “low solar radiation, volcanic activity, or changes in the ocean circulation.” <br />The population of Iceland fell by half, but possibly by a volcano.<br />Little Ice Age-Wikipedia<br />
  5. 5. Ice Age continued…<br />There have been doubts on whether the Ice Age took place just in the Northern Hemisphere or was it a “global phenomenon.”<br />In parts of Africa, should colder conditions between 1570-1820.<br />The Black Death also caused decreased agricultural activity,<br /> Art became popular in depicting the devastating harsh winter that took place.<br />