Did the American Indians cause the mini ice age in Europe?

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    Interesting article on columbus day..



    Research team suggests European Little Ice Age came about due to reforestation in New World

    Research team suggests European Little Ice Age came about due to reforestation in New World


    A team comprised of geological and environmental science researchers from Stanford University has been studying the impact that early European exploration had on the New World and have found evidence that they say suggests the European cold period from 1500 to 1750, commonly known as the Little Ice Age, was due to the rapid decline in native human populations shortly after early explorers arrived.


    Following up on their paper published in 2008, the team has now brought their findings before the Geological Society of America. The researchers say that the population decrease, which came about due to the introduction of previously unknown diseases, led to the rapid reforestation of the Americas. This led to a sudden increase in the amount of carbon dioxide being pulled from the air, which meant the atmosphere wasn’t able to hold as much heat, which led to colder air covering Europe




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    Everything relates to everything else in a closed system, regardless of how we try to ignore it. We should be bending over backwards to cut down on C02 emissions, not lightening restrictions to put a couple extra bucks in people's pockets. How short sighted.
     
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    So could we have another mini ice age if all the trees cut down in the southern hemisphere grow back???????


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    As soon as liberals support useful CO2 free energy, nuclear, instead of solar and wind, I'll take them seriously.
     
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