A video to learn about the link between volcanic forcing of global climate and the English food crisis of 1258.
Students will learn and discuss topics in medieval economic history: the mega-eruption of the Samalas Volcano in Indonesia; its effects on global climate; the devastating consequences on weather, harvests, and food; and the resulting English food crisis in 1258.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is the link between volcanic eruptions and global climate?
- What is the link between climate change and the English food crisis?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Global climates, the 1257 mega-eruption of Samalas Volcano, Indonesia, and the 1258 English food crisis|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate and History|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Anthroposphere; Climate and History|
|Type of Tool||Video|
|Developed by||Bruce Campbell (The Queen’s University of Belfast)|
|Hosted at||Talk at Royal Historical Society|
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