Paul Homewood has also been reading Fagan’s book and has drafted series of essays on his blog “Not a lot of people know that” about how difficult life was during the Little Ice Age.
I encourage readers to review these essays. Life was brutal and short during the Little Ice Age. While we have many modern devices to help us cope with the kind of climate that was present on earth during the Little Ice Age, we may soon discover that they do not work as well we planned and will have to struggle to survive.
Part I of Paul Homewood’s essay starts with a review of Brian Fagan’s book “The Little Ice Age.” You can read Part I here.
It is widely accepted that the planet has warmed up by a degree or so since the end of the Little Ice Age about 150 years ago. We are regularly told that this increase in temperature has already caused widespread damage to the global environment, from dead polar bears and rising sea levels to extreme weather and famine. The implication is clear – the world was a much better place 200 years ago. But what was it like back then? Were conditions then really better than now?
You can read Part II HERE.
It was not only the cold that was a problem during the Little Ice Age.Throughout Europe, the years 1560-1600 were cooler and stormier, with late wine harvests and considerably stronger winds than those of the 20th Century. Storm activity increased by 85% in the second half of the 16th Century and the incidence of severe storms rose by 400%.
Perhaps the most infamous of these storms was the All Saints Flood in November 1570, which worked its way northeast up the North Sea.The storm brought enormous sea surges ashore in the Low Countries, flooding most of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Dordrecht and other cities and drowning at least 100,000 people. In the River Ems further north in Germany, sea levels rose an incredible four and a half meters above normal.
The global warmers at the UN IPCC, EPA, and CARB, aided by a left leaning press who are trying to convince us that it is global warming that creates extreme weather, when history tells us it was cooling,not warming that creates extremes.
Read the essays and and then read Fagan’s book. If we are going to experience another grand minimum you will be prepared to adapt to the changing climate. The warmers will perish as they reduce energy consumption in a futile attempt to control how we live our lives. Read and prepare for the coming climate misery!