Climate, paleoclimate, huevos rancheros, and general asymmetry

Early anthropogenic influence on the climate system?

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The Chronicle of Higher Education has a very nice review of Bill Ruddiman’s hypothesis that land use change by Holocene human populations had a detectable influence on climate and atmospheric chemistry prior to the Industrial Revolution.  What I particularly like about this article is that it appears to successfully collect in a readable format the diverse array of evidence, opinions, and personalities involved in proposing, testing, and modifying this rather interesting hypothesis. Kudos to Josh Fischman for an enjoyable article.

Written by delayedoscillator

November 5, 2009 at 3:36 pm

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  1. I was finally able to download the review and I agree that it is a good summary of the various point of view on Ruddiman’s very interesting work.

    Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

    Blogs by people doing real science are of great value. I appreciate your efforts.

    Paul Middents


    November 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

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