The Little Ice Age was even littler than I thought.

It is amazing to realize that I ever thought of the Little Ice Age as an ice age at all. It was so small, in fact, that it really isn’t even a blip in global temperature change.

IFLS has an article titled The Little Ice Age Was Very, Very Little:

In particular, they found that the average temperature in the northern hemisphere dropped by just 0.5°C (0.9°F) during the supposed Little Ice Age period. By comparison, the most recent actual ice age 12,000 years ago saw a drop of 8°C (14.4°F).

That is absolutely amazing. Only a half of a degree C drop? That wouldn’t even counteract the recent global temperature increase that we are facing right now.

And as for the recent actual ice age? 8°C? Wow.

I wish everyone would take the time to learn something about the facts before they dismiss the science behind the problems that we are facing.

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Marisa

I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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