European colonization and climate

I haven’t posted here in a while (I do more of my communication on Facebook, so please go there for (semi-regular) updates) but I’ve been writing more lately as the global conversation around the Anthropocene is getting increasingly sophisticated every day, and this was too significant not to share here. When I started the Pollinator Pathway, I was interested in looking at all of humanity as an ecosystem, and I was especially focused on how the European narratives of nature have contributed to the Anthropocene, so it is great to see this study.

-Sarah

In the Guardian: “European colonization of Americas killed so many it cooled Earth’s climate” www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/31/european-colonization-of-americas-helped-cause-climate-change 

The study: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379118307261

Thomas Cole. View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow. 1836.