Climate foiled Europeans’ early exploration of North America

‘A Cold Welcome’ examines how the Little Ice Age and other factors shaped colonial history

Illustration of Henry Hudson meeting Native Americans

LOOKING FOR NEW LANDS  A historian argues that climate, along with other factors, impeded Europeans early attempts at colonizing North America. English explorer Henry Hudson is depicted here meeting Native Americans in 1609 in what’s now New York.

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