Spanning over 500 years and killing countless humans and animals, the Little Ice Age took over the Earth and the livelihood of all those who inhabit it. Despite its duration and magnitude, humans living through the Little Ice Age did not known much about it and some did not know that it existed. Research has been undertaken by environmental change specialists and different scientists around the world to study this natural phenomenon. The need to understand the Little Ice Age is important in being able to prepare and predict future weather patterns and their effect on society.
From the frozen New York Harbor, to icy waters in Scotland to widespread famine and disease, the Little Ice Age played a mysterious, yet large role in significant changes in weather patterns throughout many centuries.
Little Ice Age: Big Chill reveals all traits of the Little Ice Age -- its scientific properties, its natural causes, the people it affected and specific examples of areas it decimated. However, not everything from the Little Ice Age was a total disaster.
Did you know that as a result of the Little Ice Age, better violins were invented and that Americans actually drink 11 times more beer than they do wine? Utilizing specific scientific evidence,
extensive research, on-location explanations, expert interviews, historical facts, and first hand accounts of triumphs and tragedies, Little Ice Age: Big Chill explorers all facets of one of the greatest scientific phenomenons in recent history.