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Volcanic activity and climate change — What's the connection?

The Earth has gone through a number of changes in climate, from hot to cold, throughout its long history. We know CO2 levels in the Earth's atmosphere play a role in temperature shifts and climate variations, but how does this relate to climate change?

Vikings and the little ice age: The end of beef and beer

While many of the stereotypical myths about Vikings being marauding adventurers have been proven to be just that, myths, there is one truth that is well documented. They knew how to win friends and influence people when they settled in a new land.

Global warming happened in Medieval times with no CO2 emissions

A team of scientists have raised questions about current scientific theories about global warming. They showed there was a similar pattern of "global warming" during medieval times and that the planet cooled down after that leading to a "mini ice age."

Massive volcanic eruptions may have caused 'Little Ice Age'

The centuries-long period of intense cold between A.D. 1275 and 1900, often referred to as the Little Ice Age, may have been caused by four massive volcanic eruptions, a new scientific study suggests.

Fleas May Not Have Caused the Black Death

"For centuries, rats and fleas have been fingered as the culprits responsible for the Black Death, the medieval plague that killed as many as two thirds of Europe’s population." But the disease may have had another cause.
 

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Ruins in Greenland.
Ruins in Greenland.
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Colf Players on the Ice
c. 1625
oil on panel
Mrs. Edward Speelman
Colf Players on the Ice c. 1625 oil on panel Mrs. Edward Speelman
Hendrick Avercamp
 The Frozen Thames   a reproduction from the original painting in the collection of the Museum of Lo...
"The Frozen Thames," a reproduction from the original painting in the collection of the Museum of London. It was painted in 1677.
Abraham Hondius
Iceland may have looked much like it does today when the Viking first started their settlements.
Iceland may have looked much like it does today when the Viking first started their settlements.
Axel Kristinsson from Reykjavík, Iceland
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SOHO/ESA/NASA

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