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Human history and the environment

Bound by nature – Cul­tural evol­u­tion h..

Cli­mate driven net primary pro­ductiv­ity, biod­iversity, and patho­gens con­strain the global hunter-gatherer pop­u­la­tion dens­ity However, the most influential drivers of population density are context-dependent. Biodiversity affects population density mostly in the low-productivity environments, whereas pathogen stress, which has insignificant effects… read more

Trees and the Water Cycle

Water Is Lifeblood Water is the lifeblood of our planet. In fact from rainforest to desert, prairie to arctic, the amount of water available is the central determinant in classifying ecotypes. No living organisms escape the need for water as… read more

Did early agriculture stave off global cooling?

This article is an update of : Early farming methods caused climate change. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling… read more

History and/of the environment

It belongs to our time in history to be worried about environment, climate change, ‘plastic islands’ in the oceans, extreme weather, etc. Of course, never before so many people lived on this planet, never before people used so much fossil… read more
Slash and burn agriculture in Amazonian rainforest

BlueHelmets for climate change?

BlueHelmets ‘BlueHelmets’ (or Blue Barets) are soldiers of the UN being sent to countries where people have problems because of armed conflicts. Maybe you are considering to become a BlueHelmet in the future to help building a better world. Perhaps… read more