Skip to comments.Vikings' mysterious abandonment of Greenland was not due to climate change, study suggests
Posted on 12/07/2015 6:24:36 PM PST by skeptoid
It has often been cited as one of the classic examples of how changes in climate have shaped human history.
Circa the year 985, Erik the Red led 25 ships from Iceland to Greenland, launching a Norse settlement there and giving the vast ice continent the name "Greenland." Within just a few decades, the Norse -- sometimes also dubbed Vikings -- would make it to Newfoundland as well. They maintained settlements of up to a few thousand people in southwest Greenland for several centuries, keeping livestock and hunting seals, building churches whose ruins still stand today, and sending back valuable walrus tusks and other prizes for trade -- until, that is, these settlements were abandoned by the mid-1400s.
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What a dumptruck full of del caca of del toro.
(feel free to correct my Mexican lingo}
Hard to believe these days the norse people THE VIKINGS are being taken over by sand rats and crying about it. YOUR ANSCESTORS ARE FLIPPING IN THIER GRAVES
Or maybe they had an immigration policy that got them on Hussein's bad side.
The Nordic smart DNA emigrated between ~1840 and 1920.
The Vikings didn’t enforce yearly emission inspections?
The Vikings trained Hunting Seals?
Mann made hocus-pocus hand waving caca.
The reason is simple.
They were living in Greenland during a temporary warm spell. Even so they were pretty close to the edge. Still they were hardy and their animals were hardy so they did OK.
Next thing you know it cools down and close to the edge goes over the edge and it is just too cold to live as anything even remotely civilized.
Michael Mann is a denier of non-man-made climate. He denies the Little Ice Age. Supposedly, the glaciers that are now pulling back were always at their current extent. That Viking villages have been exposed upon the retreat of the glaciers only proves that they like to live underneath glaciers and then, for no reason, gave up that life style choice.
Frauds like Michael Mann and others in the global-warming crowd have an interest in denying any real climate change before the 1700s, because they want to blame everything on the Industrial Revolution (Man) - so previous, natural climate swings ruin that exclusivity.
BTW, just curious ... Mann saying derisively the Medieval warm Period was localized, not global ... then how can he justify using the ring count from only those 6 Siberian trees to represent, globally, his flat climate for that period? Didn’t he just admit to over-extrapolating?
They were in the midst of creating and end times calendar and learned the Mayans had already complete theirs.
In disgust, they up and left, without a trace, in protest.
A relatively small community could just have few bad years in a row for whatever possibly multiple reasons and be wiped out.
Walrus-tusk/seal-skin trade disaster prequel to the Mountain Man beaver-skin/silk hat shift of the 1830’s?
It’s well known that early Vikings abandoned Greenland because they were so deeply offended by the “dumb Swede” and “dumb Norwegian” jokes.
“Next thing you know it cools down and close to the edge goes over the edge and it is just too cold to live as anything even remotely civilized.”
I read some article years ago where they (Nat’l Geographic??) or some “expert” came up with the idea that things got cold and the farming and herds went bad. The natives survived by hunting. BUT - by that time the Vikings were Christian, and wouldn’t participate in the pre-hunt rituals with the natives as they were pagan rituals.
So - the natives remained, and the Vikings left/died. I’m not sure how much actual evidence they had of the refusal to participate in the pagan rituals. Although their trash dumps (middens) show few fish, seal or whale bones in them - which were all abundant in the area.
Oops. Wrong Vikings. Never mind.
The Vikings were in Greenland for over 300 years (1000 - 1300s), and they kept extensive journals that have survived.
In those, there are first-hand accounts of a definite progression of weather getting colder, summers shortening and crops failing, and glaciers steadily advancing down from the mountains. Pretty strong evidence of climate change (and a little scary), but of course, the GW advocates don’t want to talk about THAT evidence.
There's that very scientific word “may” that will just get her another grant and more published papers in the GW/CC scam field...
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