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A mammoth effect

There is general agreement among scientists that man has a role in global warming.  This impact began, if the research reported here is correct, not with the industrial revolution or even the advent of slash and burn agriculture, but rather seven millennia ago with the killing of the mammoths. Fewer mammoths would have meant more deciduous trees, whose darker leaves would have led to more sunlight being absorbed, and a slightly warmer climate.

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