Originally posted by Stratrf_Rus
To think that the native trees (of which there was almost no regrowth and they can't back up their claims historically...because the rural
country-side witnessed almost no Plague)
History is subjective. Sediment samples are not and are falsifiable by continued observations.
Can you back up your claims that there was no regrowth following the massive depopulation caused by the Black Death, using empirical methods?
Note, they did not say that the Black Death caused
the little Ice Age, it played a factor, that is all.
Massive Depopulation in Urban Centers = Smaller Market for Farmers to Sell their wares = Abandonment of their property to find better opportunities
elsewhere = Repopulation of native plant and tree species = More CO2 absorbtion = Less localized Greenhouse effect. It doesn't take long for native
species to repopulate an area, a few decades is really all it would take.
It seems to be backed up by Sediment samples in one locale, the next step is to try to replicate the findings.
The obvious and near exact correlation of Global temperatures with Sun Spots suggests that Solar intensity is due to Global climate.
Consensus still states that Atmosphere Chemistry content is the Primary factor for mean temperature fluctuations. It's easily shown that this is the
case by comparing Mercury and Venus.
The average temp for Mercury is roughly 623 K while the more distance Venus is 737 K. Then by comparing their Atmospheric Chemistry, you can easily
see how greenhouse gasses affect an atmosphere.
These scientists should be smacked in the face by a historian.
History is completely subjective. I don't trust anything written before, well ever. I only trust falsifiable data, which is why History is considered
to be a propaganda tool, and a psuedoscience by many people, me included.
"Untended farms..." haha...yeah whatever...maybe they were untended enough to grow weeds, but someone would come along to buy them-up real quick.
You're thinking in a modern context. As I said above it only takes a few decades for the forests to come back, especially if the conditions were
This is where capitalism was born and the death of feudalism, in the land-grabs during the plagues.
Again more subjective History, and no it was the birth of Mercantilism according to the history I was taught, not that I completely buy it, or take it