On this page is some
information on Anthropogenic
likely to have had some
effect on the
Earth's environment and climate since the times of prehistoric people.
Even in these early days did they light fires, burn forests and hunt
many animal species to extinction.
scale of it was
to what's happening today. Rainforest
for example was only done on family, or at least local level, while
today it is done by companies linked to global markets - at a much
sort of increase is
likely to have happened when it comes to
our rate of directly
affecting our climate (rainforest
is an indirect way).
the changes in the
Earth's orbit compared to variations in the levels of greenhouse
gases in ice have shown that naturally, the greenhouse gases should have
gradually since 11,000 years ago and the ice sheets should have
appeared about 6,000-3,500 years ago. None of that happened.
This suggests that humans may
have started affecting global climate a long time ago, even though the
effects have undoubtedly accelerated at an alarming rate for the past
200 (especially 40) years.
Within that time, we have increased the greenhouse gases, (which were
stable for at least 650,000 years) in the atmosphere by 1/3!!! Increase
of these gases has had a direct effect on our climate in the past 200,
and especially in the past 40 years.
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