A Colder Climate Is A Drier Climate

The first European colonists in the US were plagued by terrible droughts during the Little Ice Age. The Roanoke colonists faced the worst drought in 800 years.




The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

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5 Responses to A Colder Climate Is A Drier Climate

  1. Rud Istvan says:

    Fagan’s book is a worthwhile read.

  2. Tab Numlock says:

    The Vikings were repelled when they tried to colonize America during the MWP when the Indian population was high. The Pilgrims, etc, were successful when they tried during the LIA when the Indian population was low.

  3. Ron C. says:

    But the point to make about global warming is that precipitation patterns have not changed during the warming since 1850. Whether the local climate is typically dry, average, or wet, there is not trend, despite variations drier or wetter than normal.


  4. gregole says:

    And yet again I ask the question, how is a slightly warmer, slightly wetter climate bad? The climate that allegedly is being caused by Mankind’s evil burning of hydrocarbon fuels.

    And it might not even be much warmer or wetter.

    Man-Made Global Warming: Just another term for nice weather.

  5. OrganicFool says:

    Me thinks that some new food growing skills might come in handy during colder, drier climates. Eliot Coleman and Barbara Damrosch are doing some four-season growing using unique but simple concepts with greenhouses and multi-layer covers.

    “Eliot has more than 40 years of experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of The New Organic Grower, Four Season Harvest and the Winter Harvest Handbook.”

    A friend of mine grew carrots and lettuce over the winter using simple straw bale enclosures, shower doors from the thrift store as the greenhouse, and agribon cover layer inside with 2-liter plastic soda bottles filled with water for thermal mass capture. You have to plant in the Fall. Cold season plants and certain root vegetables should do well.

    In the event of a mass food crisis due to cold weather snaps, people might survive with their own sources of fresh food and save money over skyrocketing prices?

    According to some, we are on the verge of a new little ice age scenario quite possibly due to approaching cycles, solar grand minimum, other factors. Who knows. I’m not into scaremongering, but it wise to be aware of the possibility.

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