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Europe's "Little Ice Age" may have been triggered by the 14th Century Black Death plague, according to a new study.

Pollen and leaf data support the idea that millions of trees sprang up on abandoned farmland, soaking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.


Case for plowing France under?
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I was always taught

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the mini-ice age was caused by the lack of sunspots.

Diana

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No one knows...

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Same then as now.

I'm not sure how the lack of sunspots (if true) could cause climate change. But who knows?

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Sunspots are very hot

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Which means that no sunspots means a cooler sun which means a cooler earth.

Still seems pretty hot to me. Don't know.

Diana

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Hmm..

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Sunspots appear as dark spots on the surface of the Sun. Temperatures in the dark centers of sunspots drop to about 3700 K (compared to 5700 K for the surrounding photosphere).

I'm sure there's a theory. Maybe it has something to do with the Earth's magnetic field.

WIKI

During the period 1645?1715, right in the middle of the Little Ice Age, solar activity as seen in sunspots was extremely low, with some years having no sunspots at all. This period of low sunspot activity is known as the Maunder Minimum. The precise link between low sunspot activity and cooling temperatures has not been established, but the coincidence of the Maunder Minimum with the deepest trough of the Little Ice Age is suggestive of such a connection. The Sporer Minimum has also been identified with a significant cooling period during the Little Ice Age. Other indicators of low solar activity during this period are levels of carbon-14 and beryllium-10. The low solar activity is also well documented in astronomical records. Astronomers in both Europe and Asia documented a decrease in the number of visible solar spots during this time period.
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Yes but ...

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... there is other energy that increases when sunspots increase. There is a pretty good correlation between climate and sunspot activity. Which pretty much should delegate to the laughing stock pile ANY climate model that doesn't include them in the model.

Evie Happy

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What it says to me is...

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there are too many factors involved; we don't understand how they interrelate, and ultimately we just don't know.

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(NT) (NT) Duckman wants to know, what "p" value is used?

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All Togo knoiws about "p" values is...

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don't eat the yellow snow.

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Oh that is TOOO funny!

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Thanks for the pre-house (indoor) painting, morning chuckle!

Evie Happy

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I don't care what the reason is........ 2nd try

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Jim and I just loved the idea of plowing France under Devil

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What did France

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DO TO the USA?

To make you feel that way.

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Hint to JP...

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...the little Devil implies she's not exactly serious. But, Chirac's double dealing on Iraq is the most recent slight by the French.

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Response

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I wasn't talking about that ...

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... I was talking about how they double crossed Powell. One must also distinguish the few that might be Americans from the US Government. In France's case, however, the government involvement in the debacle was considerable and dishonorable.

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Weak, very weak,

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show me the American GOVERNMENT involvement. I too vote to plow france under. Might make a nice Euro garden

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you have PROOF the USA

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was part of that scandal? No?? I thought so!

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My mom always said it was

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because somebody left the fridge door open

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