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Cold Snap Drove Vikings From Greenland


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Ice cores from Greenland's lakes show that a cold snap — called the "Little Ice Age" — preceded the departure of the Norse Vikings from their settlements. The lowered temperatures are the most likely explanation of their rapid departure from the area.

“The record shows how quickly temperature changed in the region and by how much," study researcher Yongsong Huang, of Brown University, said in a statement.“It is interesting to consider how rapid climate change may have impacted past societies, particularly in light of the rapid changes taking place today.

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I guess it is summer again and some "journalists" are running out of news.

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I guess it is summer again and some "journalists" are running out of news.

They are; I heard about this some 40 years ago.

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This was more interesting than I had anticipated.

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Yes this been though off decades before but it is still important information especially with more thorough investigations.

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Yes this been though off decades before but it is still important information especially with more thorough investigations.

Well said. You took the words out of my mouth m.a.t.
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