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Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive | Daily Mail Online

Posted by M. C. on November 18, 2018

Ya, I know, The Daily Mail is bad.

Sometimes it has some interesting stuff, if you can avoid looking at the sidebar.

Amazing how Mother Nature and the sun can affect weather.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6397621/Why-536-AD-worst-year-alive.html

By JOE PINKSTONE FOR MAILONLINE

Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive: Volcanic eruption that blocked out the sun for 18 months causing crop failures and widespread famine was the worst global disaster in history

  • 536AD was the start of 18 months of solid darkness caused by a mysterious fog
  • Harvard professor believes this is the worst year in the entirety of human history
  • Triggered a century of famine, crop failure, cold weather, disease and death …

The bleak year was triggered by a cataclysmic Icelandic eruption, scientists say, and was an ominous omen for a bleak century of suffering and death.

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According to research from a Harvard professor, the year 536AD is a prime candidate for the unfortunate accolade as the worst year in the entirety of human history. The bleak year kick-started the coldest decade for more than two millennia

Michael McCormick, a Harvard University archaeologist and medieval historian, told Science Magazine that the world did not show signs of recovery until 640AD.

‘It was the beginning of one of the worst periods to be alive, if not the worst year,’ Dr McCormick said.

The eerie fog created a drab world with darkness residing over the northern hemisphere for 18 months, with an unrelenting dusk persevering through day and night.

Effects on the climate were so severe that the Irish chronicles tell of ‘a failure of bread from the years 536–539’.

Temperatures in the summer of 536 fell between 1.5°C (2.7°F) and 2.5°C (4.5°F), initiating the coldest decade in the past 2,300 years…

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