Remembering The Summer When There Was Ice On The Fourth Of July

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Tom Kelleher is a historian at Old Sturbridge Village who has researched and written about the Year Without a Summer. (Brian Mann/NCPR)

This summer has been tough, with record heat, drought, floods and wildfires across much of the country. But in 1816, it wasn’t hot weather people endured. It was bitter cold.

The year came to be known as the “Year Without a Summer.” There was frost and snow all summer long, and it may have been a first taste of how a changing climate can affect peoples’ lives.

Brian Mann from Here & Now contributor North Country Public Radio reports.

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Brian Mann, Adirondack bureau chief for North Country Public Radio. He tweets @BrianMannADK.

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