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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Global Climate Change - Circa 1816

On this day in 1816, children in New England must have been gleeful when they looked out their windows to see that it had snowed ..a lot. Ten inches of the white stuff collected on the ground before it stopped. But as much fun as the prospect of sledding in June may have seemed to the kids, it wasn't with the same sense of wonderment that their parents beheld the atmospheric anomaly.

No, this was no random event in the "Year without a summer." In fact it was more of a culmination of bad weather news, not only in the northeastern US, but all over the northern hemisphere, even reaching as far as China. And rumor has it that growing food in such conditions is a slight problem.

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By Grant Davies, Regular Columnist,

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