Climate change: The hot hand of history

  title={Climate change: The hot hand of history},
  author={Betsy Mason},
Less than four centuries ago, life was colder in the northern latitudes than it is today. Alpine glaciers advanced, frost killed ancient orange groves in China, and Londoners held winter festivals on the frozen Thames. The Little Ice Age began around 1300 and lasted some 600 years. But according to a new theory, similar or even worse conditions might prevail today had it not been for the activities of prehistoric people. Most scientists agree that humans have had a hand in warming Earth’s… CONTINUE READING