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The period 900 - 1200 AD has been called the Little Climatic Optimum. It represents the warmest climate since the Climatic Optimum. During this period, the Vikings established settlements on Greenland and Iceland. The snow line in the Rocky Mountains was about 370 meters above current levels. A period of cool and more extreme weather followed the Little Climatic Optimum. A great drought in the American southwest occurred between 1276 and 1299. There are records of floods, great droughts and extreme seasonal climate fluctuations up to the 1400s.
Originally posted by greenfruit
You could say there is no perfect climate. But from a farming point of view warmer is better... longer growing season. Less heating requirements for the family home etc.
Originally posted by dj howls
"Global Warming Enthusiasts" is a much nicer term