Michael McCormick is a scientist, a historian and archaeologist who holds the Harvard University Initiative for science of the human past. He declared year 536 the worst year to live, which was a leap year that was held on Tuesday in the Julian calendar.
The history of this year was established ever since the medieval period during the Anno Domini calendar era used to pronounce or prepare the yearly calendar in Europe.
What Really Happened In 536
History of 536 years came with the death of more than half of blacks in Europe, most especially adults in 1349 years. But not as worst as 536 years to be alive, when Europe experienced 18 months of darkness both day and night, a mysterious fog in the middle east and parts of Asia. During this year, the brightness of the sun wasn’ t seen due to how dark Europe had turned out to be.
At this point, there was much hunger in China as crops were affected by the decrease in temperature during the summer measured as 1. 5c to 2. 5c in the most cold era, thereby, affecting the growth of crops.
The Irish chronicles also experienced a 3 year short supply of food from 536 to 539. While the Roman port of Pelisium in Egypt, was affected by the bubonic plague.
Every part of Europe was highly affected, with one or three calamities springing out from the 18 months of darkness experienced so far. Like the eastern Roman Empire, they were affected by a plague called Justinian that went through it, claiming many of its citizens’ lives and collapsing the land at large.
However, the occurrence was team dark age by McCormick, who in research with his team discovered it from a Swiss glacier through ultrapercise analysis.
Where their team reported a cataclysmic volcanic eruption in Iceland that spewed ash over the northern hemisphere in early 536 years, accomplished with two other great and forceful eruptions in 540 and 547.
That was when Europe had experienced starvation and death as the plague. Another study was carried out by Kyle Harper, a provost, medieval and Roman historian, describing how, with the help of the effect on the population frozen into ice, they were able to detail the fall of the Roman empire and the immediate establishment of the new medieval economy.
According to scientists, the cause of a cold era during the summer was a result of the aerosol veil that reflects the sun’ s light back into space, cooling the planet, through the release of harmful substances such as sulfur, Bismuth, all in the form of dust into the atmosphere. It is possible to have done by the volcano erupting.
The year was so disastrous than every other year with many cataclysmic eruptions that caused the world to dark. Besides, it also led to the most coldness in the absence of sun shine.
However, many crops were destroyed, plants died, lives were destroyed in starvation. Europe experienced the hottest summer. Though the world may try to compare it with the corona virus globe outbreak, the covid- 19 period was nothing to compare to AD 534 years ago.
During the covid- 19 period, people were free to carry on their domestic work for a limited time, plant lives and human prevention, although there were records of death. Professor Michale McCornick noted this in 2018 and has occurred in the 5, 6 and 7 century.