Did Columbus contribute to a Little Ice Age?

Scientist shows a surprising link between the explorer and a dip in temperatures

By Stephen Ornes, 14:24 PM November 2, 2011

 

 

 

Christopher Columbus and his crew set sail in 1492. They endured a five-week journey that launched the European conquest of the Americas. Historians have documented how Columbus and the wave of explorers that followed him across the Atlantic forever altered the landscape and population of the Americas.

 

Now research shows that the explorers’ influence might have reached to the skies. Richard Nevle is a geochemist at Stanford University. He reported this new impact at a recent meeting of geo...

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