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A 72-metre ice core drilled in the Colle Gnifetti Glacier in the Swiss Alps Captured over 2000 years of fallout from volcanoes, storms, and human pollution.
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The Documentary Evidence

Procopius writing in 536 AD 1 states “during this year a most dread portent took place. For the sun gave forth its light without brightness … and it seemed exceedingly like the sun in eclipse, for the beams it shed were not clear”The Annals of Ulster: Describes “A failure of bread in the year 536 AD”

The Annals of Inisfallen: Describes “A failure of bread from the years 536–539 AD”

The 72 metre ice core

The “Late Antique Little Ice Age” (LALIA) started 536 CE. The temperature drop stands out clearly in the reconstructed summer temperatures (blue shading left). (Graphic: Ulf Büntgen)



1. Procopius; Dewing, Henry Bronson, trans. (1916). Procopius. vol. 2: History of the [Vandalic] Wars, Books III and IV. London, England: William Heinemann. p. 329..