In which John Green teaches you about the Little Ice Age. The Little Ice Age was a period of global cooling that occurred from the 13th to the 19th centuries. This cooling was likely caused by a number of factors, including unusual solar activity and volcanic eruptions. The Little Ice Age greatly impacted human social orders, especially during the 17th century. When the climate changed, and weather became unpredictable, the world changed profoundly. Poor harvests led to hunger, which led to even less productivity, which even resulted in violent upheaval in a lot of places. All this from a little change in the temperature? Definitely.
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Read more about The Little Ice Age here: www.amazon.com/Global-Crisis-Climate-Catastrophe-Seventeenth/dp/0300153236
In this Crash Course series, John Green returns to teaching World History in his own quirky way from beginning to end. This crash course should cover most topics from an AP World History class or similar.