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American colonisation created mini ice-age in 1600s

16 September 2020

A study from PhD candidate Alexander Koch, Professor Mark Maslin and Dr Chris Brierley (all UCL Geography) which found that so many Native Americans were killed after European colonisation that it may have led to a mini ice-age is mentioned in a discussion about Native Americans.

Listen: BBC Radio 3’s ‘The Essay’ (from 8 mins 19 secs)