Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72193
Authors: 
Kelly, Morgan
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 12/11
Abstract: 
The ramifications of the Little Ice Age, a period of cooling temperatures straddling several centuries in northwestern Europe, reach far beyond meteorology into economic, political, and cultural history. The LIA has spawned a series of resonant images that range from frost fairs to contracting glaciers, and from disappearing vineyards to disappearing Viking colonies. This paper takes issue with these images, and argues that the phenomena they describe can be explained without resort to climate change.
Subjects: 
climate
global warming
Little Ice Age
JEL: 
N50
Q54
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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