LITTLE ICE AGE - BIG CHILL
This is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen!
What do the following things have in common:
* The demise of the Vikings in Greenland?
* The survival of the Inuits in Greenland?
* Massive European witchhunts long after the Dark Ages?
* The creation of the Stradivarius violin?
* The nearly full demise of the Spanish Fleet?
* Birds falling from the skies, frozen solid?
* Deaths of hundreds of millions of people by starvation
or co-morbidity of starvation?
* Parents abandoning or eating their own children?
* The tradition of the Frost Festival in London, England?
* Cows & sheep in Europe being kept indoors for 6 months
out of the year--the stock left so weak they had to be
carried to the fresh meadows to eat?
* Failure of crops in Europe for many decades?
* Seeking out of the New World for lack of food in Europe?
* The French Revolution?
* Rats infesting European homes, causing re-emergence of the Plague?
* So many other things, that you will be shocked!
All these have in common the little discussed--but dramatically impactful--Little Ice Age, which hit suddenly in the 14th century lasting through the 19th century. This was a "little" ice age compared to those of the extreme distant past. However, the impact upon human and animal life, history, society, geography, the struggles of the common people, health, wars, social institutions, life & death, and nearly everything affecting society of the "Little Ice Age" is unprecedented. Why did it happen so suddenly and last so long? Could it happen again?
The impact of these issues is depicted so engagingly in "Little Ice Age - Big Chill"! I invite each of you to at least try watching the video, or to rent it in your own language.
P.S. What language is this for subtitles? Perhaps there are other subtitles/dubs also on You Tube or other online sources for the documentary.