The New CO2 Epoch

Posted by on May 15, 2015 | 0 comments

IMG_2515This article is related to Charles Mann's 1492 book & theories: Mass Deaths in Americas Start New CO2 Epoch. According to Simon Lewis of the University of Leeds and University College London, it "highlights the idea that colonialism, global trade and the desire for wealth and profits began driving Earth towards a new state." Mass deaths as a result of colonialism and allowed massive tree growth on former farmlands, that in turn caused CO2 to drop dramatically and start of the Little Ice Age. This stresses humanity's ability to significantly impact the environment, but unlike natural forces, humans  also have the ability to modify practices and change the course of events.

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