Little Ice Age
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 976 , Segment 1
Episode: The Little Ice Age (originally aired November 23, 2020)
- Apr 26, 2021 7:00 pm
- 29:19 mins
England, France, and Spain were all trying to colonize North America in the 1600s, one of the worst possible centuries to try such a venture. The Earth was experiencing dramatic climate change, known now as the Little Ice Age, and producing some of the most unpredictable weather the Europeans had ever known. Guest: Sam White, Associate Professor of Environmental History at the Ohio State University and author of "A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe’s Encounter with North America"