The Climate Crisis in The 1640s

By Paul Homewood

 

I mentioned the fact the other day that 500,000 died during the winter of 1642/3 in Japan, due to a winter of unusual severity.

This is an astonishing figure by any measure:

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But the climate crisis in that period was not confined to Japan only. The following paragraph from Global Crisis gives a flavour of what was a widespread crisis in much of Asia:

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Geoffrey Parker – Global Crisis

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October 26, 2021 at 04:15AM

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