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One of Europe’s worst famines likely caused by devastating floods

Those of you who like history may be interested in this recent article describing the cause of one of Europe’s worst famines from 1315 to 1317. Unlike many famines, this one was probably not caused by drought but by unrelenting rain that caused severe flooding. You can read more about it and how they learned about it from the AGU blog here.

Source: Pauline Eccles, Commons Wikimedia