Did European Colonization Precipitate the Little Ice Age?

European colonization of the Americas didn’t cause the Little Ice Age, but its effects were amplified by colonial exploitation

From the Little Ice Age. ‘The Frozen Thames, looking Eastwards towards Old London Bridge.’ Image: Abraham Hondius/Wikimedia Commons

By Dagomar Degroot

Many of us think that rapid environmental change is a quintessentially modern crisis. Today, temperatures are…

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