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Greenland: Once a Viking paradise

The "Little Ice Age" impact on Europe was sudden and ferocious.

Using its weapons of plague, famine and (perhaps controversially) earthquake, the so-called "Little Ice age" reduced the population of Europe by around 30 to 50 percent. The virulence and death toll of the 1348 AD plague is totally unmatched by modern examples. Further, the world mega-famine of 1315 AD, due to both weather and pestilence, was catastrophic. The relentless temperature drops combined with erratic weather are nearly impossible to explain, but mankind had no hand in its inception. What forces of nature caused this catastrophic scenario? Greenland is a classic example of death and abandonment. Let's travel back in time and see what happened.

Although the Little Ice Age is a scientific reconstruction, it covers a period when there was a significant and chaotic down-turn in climate, compared to the present era. It is classified into four periods from around 1280 AD to 1850 AD. These erratic cold periods are referred to as the Wolf, Sporer, Maunder and Dalton weather minima. Those dramatic climatic deteriorations were not only cooler, wetter and windier on average, but also vastly more chaotic in their fluctuations, creating the prime ingredients for famine and (curiously) plague.

The Little Ice Age followed a period known as the "Medieval Maximum" that is dated to between 900 AD - 1280 AD, which copious records reveal was much warmer than modern times. For instance, grapevines grew in the area of today's shivering Wales! This was generally a period of prosperity for civilizations. There was a large increase in world population and an era of colonial expansion. During the years 800 AD - 1200 AD, Greenland and Iceland were settled by the Vikings. The "Medieval Warm Period" allowed this great migration to flourish. Drift ice at later dates posed the greatest hazard to sailors but reports of drift ice in old records do not appear until the thirteenth century.

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Evidence that the LIA was not only in the N Hemisphere

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/WilkinsIceSheet/

The Wilkins Ice Shelf was formed right in the middle of the LIA about 300-400 years ago. Search for '300' to find that part of the paper, near the end.

In Greenland...

they have 3 major political parties...the larger is call "Foward" and guess what they represent?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siumut

Label Jars, Not People!

as a kayaker, I am glad this happened

Otherwise, the Inuit would not have been forced to invent the most awesome human powered water craft ever invented. I can't believe those guys braved ice cold waters and big ass waves to hunt seals and whales with a wooden harpoon from a skinny boat with a wooden frame covered with seal skin.

I would love to visit Greenland some day.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Good article from an archeology magazine about the subject

This one has some pictures of the remnants:
http://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/greenland

A good way to defend your freedoms: www.libertymagazine.org

interesting post

thanks:)

Very interesting. I knew the

Very interesting. I knew the medieval period was warmer and overall more joyful than the reformation and enlightenment era. Merry England is a phrase that medieval times produced. I never thought about that warm and happy era in terms of Iceland and Greenland.

Eric the Red wasn't the world's first snake oil salesman

Eric the Red wasn't the world's first snake oil salesman. For ages, historians attributed the name "Greenland" to the cunning of its discoverer, Eric the Red. They suggested the exiled murderer was some sort of slick insurance agent, ready with a flashy sales brochure to dupe fellow Norwegians into driving off in some lemon.

But Eric was a simple and violent man, far too down to earth to concoct devious nonsense to lure people to his place of exile. Just the fact that HE was there should have been enough to convince folks to stay away. If he had lied about Greenland's greenness, the ships full of settlers would have turned around and sailed home.

As it was, Greenland WAS green. And fertile enough to lure settlers to make it their permanent home. That's the unadmitted part of the story. And it will never be admitted so long as there are psychopathic liberals who want us to cool the world and induce another brutal ice age.

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

I always knew Al Gore was full of crap

Great article!

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

Solar Constant.

this was my first clue to the matrix...
does this sound right to you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_constant

It's always been the sun

not humans that affect the earths atmosphere. But there are local pollution problems such as in Los Angeles in certain times of the year when they don't get enough breeze to move the pollution out. Local pollution only affects locally not globally.

When you live in Minnesota one only wishes that global warming was true, it would be nice to have Florida's weather today LOL.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

The Sun heats the earth radiantly.

this is a type of heat emission. surfaces are heated only. the "air" in between is NOT heated.
inversion is a anomaly due to terrain. (and convection of course) heat rises, "Cold" sinks.
I met these guys at the R4R.

When some Minnesotans are paying almost $6 for propane

I'll bet everyone in the State is praying for global warming. Everyday I go out to the barn and ice freezes on my beard, I could use a little global warming lol.

Nice musical video, you can include me in the M4GW crowd!

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

commodities should not be "traded"

on the "stock" market.

gambling with the "foodstuffs" of the people is just wrong.

Some farmers do like the idea of sell some of their grains

before they plant. What is so wrong is the fact the banksters get free FRN's from the FED then turn around and drive prices up or down on people that can't afford it.

This price increase in the propane market is nothing more than manipulation by criminal banksters. It's just out right theft!

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe

LA is nothing. Cone out to

LA is nothing. Cone out to SCL in January and experience some real inversion. All the cold air and pollution gets trapped in the valley for days and our air can get almost as bad as China. Last year it was 14 in the valley and 35 up at the ski slopes and if your in the mountains you can look into the canyons and it see the soupy mess.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587671/State-airs-prop...

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.

Are talking about the land of never ending almonds

Where they do endless burning of brush, and the smog gets so thick that you can't see 2 feet in front of your car. People fly 70 mi per/hr down the 99 and interstate 5 corridors through it like the a clear day.

I used to haul bees there every year until GMO's came along and ruined my business.

Surviving the killing fields of Minnesota

Todays brainwashing: GMO's are safe