'A Strange and Wondrous Succession of Changes in the Weather'
In 1614 Renward Cysat, botanist, archivist and town historian of Luzern in Switzerland, began a new section of his chronicle entitled 'The seasons of the year'. Because 'the past few years have seen such a strange and woundrous succession of changes in weather', Cysat decided to
"record the same as a service and a favour to future generations because, unfortunately, on account of our sins, for some time now the years have showm themselves to be more rigorous and severe than in the past, and we have seen deterioration amongst living things, not only among mankind and the animal world but also in the Earth's crops and produce."
Detailed account continues at: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/history/ ... ce_age.pdf
Grand Solar Minimum: Science behind the cycles and effects, as well as historical analysis.
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