Romans and Hans Caused Global Warming
SEATTLE (CBS SEATTLE) – A recent European study found that a record rise in greenhouse gases happened during two centuries in which the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty were ruling the region.
In a challenge to the United Nations’ view that man-made climate change only began around the year 1800, the study was conducted at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. A record of the atmosphere trapped in Greenland’s ice found the level of heat-trapping methane rose about 2,000 years ago and stayed at that higher level for about two centuries, according to Reuters.
Methane? That's a lot of cow farts.
“Per capita they were already emitting quite a lot in the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty,” said Celia Sapart of the findings by an international team of scientists in Thursday’s edition of the journal Nature.
It could have been a natural occurance. Naaaa.
Rates of deforestation “show a decrease around AD 200, which is related to drastic population declines in China and Europe following the fall of the Han Dynasty and the decline of the Roman Empire,” the scientists wrote.
All those people breathing out CO2. I hope no one gets ideas about a sudden population decrease.
However, mankind’s emissions 2,000 years ago, when the world population was an estimated 300 million, were discernible but tiny compared with current levels caused by a population of 7 billion.
But it's still the humans' fault.
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