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The Year Without a Summer

   In 1816, the United States experienced the most unusual weather event ever recorded in history.  That year became known as the "Year Without a Summer".  In the month of June a blizzard occurred in the northeast, and ice formed on ponds four times that summer.  Food crops were totally ruined, and many farmers slaughtered their farm animals in order to avoid starvation.  After the first snowfall, the carcases of many birds that had flown north to enjoy the warm New England summer now lay strewn everywhere across the white surface of the snow.  Millions of insects, coaxed out of hibernation by the few warm spring days, suffered the same fate, and now lay dead or dying on the pure white blanket of snow.  Many people were frightened by the macabre scene and wondered why God was punishing them with this horrible weather.

   On the 4th of July, men could be seen walking around in their winter attire, desperately trying to protect themselves from the bitter winter-like temperatures.  The corn crop, which comprised a major source of food, had been over 90% destroyed by the bitter cold.  What corn was for sale in the marketplace sold for 10 times normal price and was mostly unfit for human consumption.  There was no decent food to be had anywhere.  Rich and poor alike suffered from the starvation rations.  Young children ventured into the forest to pick berries and hunters shot wild game and fished in a desperate attempt feed their families.

   But why did this strange weather event occur?  Was it due to the 1815 explosion of the Mount Tambora volcano in the Dutch East Indies?  Was it a product of reduced sunspot activity?  Or did it occur for an entirely different reason?  If you would like to learn the truth about the "Year Without a Summer" that caused such great suffering in America, please click on the link below to order your copy of Edward Oliver's 350-page book, "Prophets and Frauds."





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