Iberia: natural history and environment

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Friday, July 09, 2004

The Little Ice Age in Spain

The decline in temperatures throughout the world between the15th and 19th centuries, commonly and poetically known as ‘the Little Ice Age’ is a well documented event supported by copious and extremely diverse scientific and historical evidence, ranging from studies of ice core and tree ring samples to the disappearance of the fledging Viking agricultural colony under Greenland’s ice sheets and the prevalence of snowy landscapes in the art of the time. Scientific consensus reckons on a temperature of 1º to 2º C lower than today in Northern Europe, but is there evidence for a cooling in the Mediterranean and Spain? Read

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