Man’s Promethean moment – What the Evolution of Fire Can Teach Us About Climate Change

What the Evolution of Fire Can Teach Us About Climate Change

One of the burning questions about the Anthropocene is also one of the most basic: If we are in a new human-caused geologic period, when did it begin?

Some of the more common suggested answers involve the dawn of agriculture around 11,000 years ago, the Industrial Revolution in the 1800s and even the height of atomic bomb testing in the 1950s. But one of the more unusual possibilities stretches even further back in time, to when humans first harnessed fire….

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-evolution-fire-can-teach-us-about-climate-change-180956485/#5qS0qQAkBUv7JGYL.99
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