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Posted Tue Jan 25 2011: from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne via ScienceDaily:
Humans Have Been Provoking Climate Change for Thousands of Years, Carbon History Shows
The Roman Conquest, the Black Death and the discovery of America -- by modifying the nature of the forests -- have had a significant impact on the environment. These are the findings of EPFL scientists who have researched our long history of emitting carbon into the environment. Humans didn't wait for the industrial revolution to provoke environment and climate change. They have been having an influence for at least 8000 years."
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