Humans Fueled Global Warming Millennia Ago

Dick writes about Earth and planetary science for Science magazine.

People were already pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere 5000 years before the Industrial Revolution, air bubbles in Antarctic ice suggest. The new evidence supports a paleoclimatologist's provocative idea that humanity began warming the world early, as methane bubbled out of early rice farmers' paddies.

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