Why Was 536 The Worst Year of All For Mankind According To Science

Long Term Effects Of The Mini Ice Age

9. Long Term Effects Of The Mini Ice Age

The frosty temperatures that followed the eruption and lack of sunlight, prolonged winter weather conditions, and even permitted snow in what was supposed to be summer.

This is why some historians refer to the period between the Spring of 536 and 660 as ‘The Late Antique Little Ice Age’. The last Ice age began approximately 2.6 million years ago and lasted till about 9,000 BCE which is a mammoth of a period in comparison to the sudden reign of biting climate in 536.

This time, however, the transient weather had a damaging domino effect on the continents it touched.

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