Changes in vegetation shaped global temperatures over last 10,000 years

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Oh great, so global warming is plants’ fault??!? I’m being sarcastic folks. I didn’t read past the first 10 sentences.


Adding helpful ecological nuance to discussions about A) the impacts of the current warming + greenhouse trends we are seeing B) our understanding of the reality of what trying to limit global temp changes actually entails C) eliminating politicization and doomerism from current science-based conversations of A and B (my pipedream)


Climate scientist William Ruddiman has long proposed that the early expansion of wet rice agriculture made a significant contribution to earlier climate change (rice paddies generate CO2 and methane).