Well, Climate "Scientists" have an innovative new approach to this: before it, therefore caused by it.
MINNEAPOLIS — By sailing to the New World, Christopher Columbus and the other explorers who followed may have set off a chain of events that cooled Europe’s climate for centuries.You, there in the back - stop giggling. It's terribly disrespectful to Very Smart Scientists™
The European conquest of the Americas decimated the people living there, leaving large areas of cleared land untended. Trees that filled in this territory pulled billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, diminishing the heat-trapping capacity of the atmosphere and cooling climate, says Richard Nevle, a geochemist at Stanford University.
The problem with this sciency hypothesis is that the Little Ice Age is generally held to have begun in the second decade of the 14th Century, especially with the Great Famine of 1315-1317. Where the summers had been predictably mild and harvests reliable, cold rain throughout the spring and summer caused crops to rot int he field. Millions died.
The population expansion that had led to clearing of much of the European wilderness reversed, and in Europe of this day many places that had been occupied in the Thirteenth Century have reverted back to wilderness. You see, the weather stayed cold, and harvests unreliable for centuries.
Columbus caused this? Nothing could so illustrate the emptiness of Climate "Science" than the fact that not only did nobody seem to say "Dude, WTF?", not only did the study even got funded, it passed peer-review.
I guess it's possible that I somehow missed the tie-in to faster-than-light neutrinos*.
But remember, you're an idiot if you don't think that we're all going to burn for eternity in CO2 fire. Because the Scienciness is Settled™
Via Slashdot where as always, the comments deliver:
* ObJoke: The bartender says "We don't serve neutrinos". A neutrino walks into a bar.