While climate change is a major issue in the 21st century, it's not a new issue. Throughout history, people have had to deal with changing climate, although the climate changes in the 1600s must rank as among the most severe that humans have dealt with in the last 10,000 years. Besides providing some historical perspective for the problems we face today, this Powerpoint and reading relate how a "perfect storm" of factors converged to make the 17th century one of the most difficult in human history.
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