Video Summary : Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206


    Video Summary : Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206

  • 1 Climate change is historical

    John said that climate change happened many times throughout history and this is why it can happen again. He said there was an ice age from the 13th to the 19th century.

  • 2 It was colder back then

    Studies have shown that the weather was colder back then. Historical accounts also described the cold weather that affected crops back then. John said that people wrote about those events because they were catastrophic.

  • 3 Bad harvest results in political problems

    John said that a bad harvest can result in wars, unrest and other problems as people do anything in order to get food. The bad harvest in that era was probably caused by climate change.

  • 4 People blamed God

    Some people blamed God for the climate change while others blamed witches.

  • 5 It was very cold in the 1640s

    In the 1640s some places had experienced their lowest ever temperatures and this directly affected the crops.

  • 6 Population decline happened

    As food grew scarce many people lost their jobs, hunger spread, diseases spreed and the population started to decline in the 17th century. 

  • 7 Wars killed more people

    The wars that resulted from food shortage increased the number of deaths during that period.

  • 8 The fall of the Chinese dynasty

    The severe drought in china reduced food supply. Unable to feed the people the Ming Emperor surrendered to the Ching in 1644. The Ching invaded China but didn't find food there.

  • 9 How people adapted

    Some people adapted by delaying marriage and so controlling birth rates. John said that whenever bread prices increase marriage rates fall.

  • 10 Climate change is real

    Climate change happened before and it will happen again. It's effects are bad and adverse and people need to prepare for it well.