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    The medieval warm period was a period of time in our history where the world saw usually warm weather, hence the name medieval warm period. Archaeologists using different type of methods have discovered that between 800 A.D and 1200 A.D. The world went through a warming phase that change how many people lived. They have been able to figure this out from different types of evidence that has been left behind from back then. One way, is from tree rings which we have looked at before. Tree rings give

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    only start and end civilizations, but they can also bring about new technological advancements. The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was one of these phenomena that played a major role in shaping the history of Europe and had a great impact on creating the world we live in now. During the Middle Ages, around 950 A.D., Europe experienced a slightly warmer climate and this era was called the Medieval Warm Period. According to climatologists, the earth’s temperature increased by one degree Celsius; however,

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    Also, in a period after World War 2 that economist call the Post War Economic Boom industrial production was at an all time high. If production is at an all time high greenhouse gas emissions are also at an all time high then ultimately the temperature should rise

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    The Great Warming by Brian Fagan claims that environmental changes (most commonly prolonged droughts, El Niños, and La Niñas during the Medieval Warm Period) affect human civilization, including human’s trading abilities, overall movement, and quality of life. He examines the world’s ancient climate warming, known as the Medieval Warming, between the 10th and the 15th centuries, also mentioning the preceding and succeeding centuries. Fagan gathers his research using studies conducted by archaeologists

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    were affected by the rise in surface temperatures. He goes in depth with them individually to show just how worldwide this climate change was, how each civilization adapted or failed to adapt, and who the winners and losers were during this medieval warming period. Fagan’s argument and analysis in The Great Warming can be simplified by saying climate changes have had an enormous effect on the human race throughout history. Furthermore, he shows that an increase in surface temperatures can affect different

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    enters the atmosphere. This variation is caused by the shifting in the Earth’s orbit and rotation. Because of these changes, the Earth endure periods of cold and warm cycles (Ice Age and Past Climates, n.d.). Before the Little Ice Age, there was the medieval warm period, or MWP. This warming has said to have started in 900 CE and lasted until 1300, bringing warm conditions for most parts of the world, predominantly in the Northern Hemisphere. Although there is no sure measurement to how much warmer

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    Little Ice Age

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    historians have had many discussions on what they think was the main cause of the ice age. Today they are able to determine the yearly average temperatures, rainfalls, volcanic activity, and the effect of the sun during that period . What we know is that the sun experienced a “quiet” period, meaning its intensity was not that strong. Therefore, a cooling occurred. Sunspots which determine the suns strength were noted to be in decline. Volcanic activity is to be another known source of the cause. As the volcanoes

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    Are we ruining the globe for our descendants; or are we finding a way to power our cars, lights, and homes? This is the question of global warming. I say this: global warming isn’t all it’s made out to be. There have been little, if any effects. We aren’t necessarily warming either. Although I know this for sure: WE ARE NOT THE CAUSE! To know what is going on, lets look at the big picture. Let’s start off at co2. Co2 has been helping us, and in no way is causing us any major problems. Co2 is a great

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    know that atmosphere is continually evolving. We have had ice ages and hotter periods when gators were found in Spitzbergen. Ice ages have happened in a hundred thousand year cycles for the last 700 thousand years. There also have been time periods that seemed to have been hotter than the present in spite of CO2 levels being lower than they are currently. Overall what I am saying is that we have had the medieval warm period and the little ice age. Because of these evolutions there has been different

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    Medieval Warm Period and The Little Ice Age The Medieval Warm Period and The Little Ice Age share a few common denominators. They were both caused partly by the ocean currents changing, and both of these events occurred in the northern hemisphere. The Little Ice Age was considered to be “harsh”, having the winters last for long a period of times, and the summers cool and wet, whereas the Medieval Warm Period was considered to be a more difficult time to describe, considering that there has not been

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