The mwp and lia ver 2

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The mwp and lia ver 2

  1. 1. The Medieval Warming Period and The Little Ice Age
  2. 3. Medieval Warm Period (MWP) <ul><li>The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) or Medieval Climate Optimum was an unusually warm period in history, particularly warmer in the North Atlantic region (includes North America and Europe). </li></ul><ul><li>Lasted from about 800-1300 CE ≈ 500 years. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Medieval Warm Period (MWP)
  4. 7. Flying Buttresses
  5. 9. Viking Expansion
  6. 10. An Early MWP Viking Deck Party
  7. 11. Evidence Supporting MWP
  8. 13. Polynesian Explorers <ul><li>Colonized: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easter Island </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul></ul>
  9. 15. THE LITTLE ICE AGE The frozen Thames River, England 1677
  10. 16. The Little Ice Age (aka: LIA) However, by the mid 1300s, temperatures started to drop.
  11. 25. More Peoples Reaction <ul><li>Increased rioting – i.e. Marie Antoinette saying “Let them eat cake” - starts French Revolution </li></ul><ul><li>Climate/famine/disease blamed on scapegoats: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>extensive witch hunts during 14 th and 15 th Centuries. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 27. What Caused LIA?
  13. 28. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9zjmC8InKA </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3niR_-Kv4SM </li></ul>
  14. 37. MWP & LIA QUIZ <ul><li>ha-ha! </li></ul>

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