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Old 02-08-2019, 08:54 AM   #4893 (permalink)
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Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth's climate.
Which (the impact on the climate) I think is highly dubious.
If anything, both the current population and the amount of fossil carbon we release today completely dwarfs the effect the depopulation of the Americas had.

Looking at the historical world population (scroll down) the demise of indigenous Americans in the 1500s was more than compensated in numbers in other parts of the world. It does not seem a likely cause for the little ice age.
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