The Year Without a Summer

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The Year Without a Summer


Napoleon defeated by "fire and ice."

 

   In 1816 America experienced the most unusual weather event in its entire history. The year 1816 was known as "The Year Without a Summer". A blizzard in the month of June paralyzed the northeastern U.S. and frigid temperatures caused ice to form on ponds four times that summer. Vital food supplies were destroyed by deadly frosts, and sheep that had recently been shorn could not defend themselves against the 30 degree temperatures.

   Thousands of farm animals died from exposure, and smokehouses were working overtime trying to preserve as much meat as possible to stave off starvation. The carcasses of tens of thousands of birds that had flown north to soak up the warmth of spring, now lay strewn across the surface of the white blanket of snow along with millions of dead insects, coaxed out of their winter hibernation by the first few days of spring. This shocking scene was a fright to behold, and many people feared it was a sign of the Judgement Day. Everyone flocked into their churches, asking why God was punishing them with this ominous 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 the major food source, had been over 90% destroyed by the bitter cold, and 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, and 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 happen? Was it because of the Mount Tambora volcano eruption in April of 1815 that devastated food crops across Europe, or was it due to reduced sunspot activity? Or had it happened for an entirely different reason?

   If you want to know how this unusual event was actually connected to Bible prophecy, just click one of the secure book links on this webpage to purchase your book by Edward Oliver, and learn how God sometimes uses weather to deliver His Judgements upon us.

 

 

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