It's been a bitterly cold winter in much of the country, but hey, it could be worse: You could have been alive in the 6th century. Starting in 536 A.D., scholars wrote of a cold snap that lasted not days, but years. Journalist Colin Barra speaks with NPR's Jacki Lyden about scientists' quest to determine what caused the epic cold spell.
Once, Cold Weather Came And Stayed — For Years
By editor • Jan 25, 2014
Originally published on January 25, 2014 10:14 am