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MEC 280 – Quiz #3 Answers1a. The percentage of land on the Earth surface that was covered by ice during the Little Ice Agewas 30 percent.1b. Climatologists failed to accurately reconstruct the climate of the Little Ice Age becausereliable instrumental data, such as temperature and rainfall measurement, date back no more thantwo centuries, which served as a problem for climatologists.2a. About two feet of snow fell on England in the months from June and July.2b. The conclusion that was made by climatologists about human population to temperaturechange was that human population is vulnerable to even the smallest drops in temperature.3a. The Medieval Warm Period, also known as the Little Climate Optimum, was the name givenby scientists and historians to the 400 years between 900 and 1300.3b. Scientists determined global temperature during the Little Ice Age by drilling thousands ofcores into the layers of sediment of the sea floor. Encased in the cores are the fossilized remains