As we slowly ‘quality control‘ our past so that it fits the current narrative, we so lose the ability to understand the past and do a terrible disservice to our ancestors. How could for example we have a Great Famine
Starting with bad weather in spring 1315, universal crop failures lasted through 1316 until summer harvest in 1317; Europe did not fully recover until 1322. It was a period marked by extreme levels of crime, disease, mass death and even cannibalism and infanticide. It had consequences for the church, state, European society and future calamities to follow in the fourteenth century.
or indeed a Megadrought
South of the Alps the disaster started in 1539. By October processions supplicating God for rain were being conducted in Spain, and an Italian chronicle describes the winter weather as being as dry and warm as in July. The drought spread north early in 1540; an Alsatian vintner noted that there were only three days of rain in March. The soil dried out and cracked; according to one chronicle, you could dangle your legs in some of the fissures. This resulted in a positive feedback cycle that stabilized the heat wave: less water available for evaporation meant less cooling of the air and hence more drying out of the soil.
And the heat wave was ferocious. The number of days with temperatures over 30°C (86°F) was at least three times as great as usual.
Or indeed violent storms that destroyed and reshaped entire coastlines
Evidence of violent storms that destroyed a lost town known as Britain’s Atlantis has been uncovered.
The finds were uncovered off the coast of Dunwich, Suffolk – a small village which in the 11th Century was one of the largest towns in England.
The town was hit by a succession of storms in the 13th and 14th centuries and is now largely below the sea.
Researchers said sediment gathered from the cliffs independently corroborated the historical record.
Professor David Sear, of the University of Southampton, said Dunwich was hit by huge storms on an annual basis.
“[They were] like the south coast storms of 2013-14, at least once a year for decades,” he said.
According to Lamb, the 13th century experienced the highest number (by some margin) of “severe sea floods” along North Sea & English Channel coasts. Although the climate across NW Europe was still generally benign (indeed, the peak of warmth of the Medieval Age may have occurred in this century), from the middle of the 13th century, an increase in ‘unsettled’ weather events has been detected by some researchers; the first signs of the descent into the ‘Little Ice Age’. It is indeed possible that the increased storminess was concentrated in the second half of the 13th century”
Of course all of this was but a figment of the imagination of our ancestors who lived in the goldilocks pre industrial climate where nothing bad ever happened because only bad things happen because of CO2 which can be seen by savant Swedes who can see it with their own eyes.