Future of the Environment

European colonisation of the Americas might have caused global cooling, according to new research

An indigenous Mapuche blows a Trutruca, a musical instrument, during a rally through downtown Santiago October 15, 2012. This year marks the 520th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival to the Americas. Most indigenous people in Latin America consider it the day Columbus brought slavery, disease, colonisation and genocide from Europe to the Americas, according to them. REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra (CHILE - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST) - GM1E8AG08F501


Alexander Koch
PhD candidate in Physical Geography, UCL
Chris Brierley
Associate Professor of Geography, UCL
Mark Maslin
Professor of Earth System Science, UCL
Simon Lewis
Professor of Global Change Science, University of Leeds and UCL
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Global temperatures dipped at the same time as the Great Dying in the Americas.
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