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European colonization of Americas killed so many it cooled Earth’s climate

Source: The Guardian

Research finds killing of native people indirectly contributed to a colder period by causing deaths of around 56 million by 1600

European colonization of the Americas resulted in the killing of so many native people that it transformed the environment and caused the Earth’s climate to cool down, new research has found.

Settlers killed off huge numbers of people in conflicts and also by spreading disease, which reduced the indigenous population by 90% in the century following Christopher Columbus’s initial journey to the Americas and Caribbean in 1492. read more

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As Treaties Collapse, Can We Still Prevent a Nuclear Arms Race?

The United States just announced it is walking away from a 1987 agreement made between the USA and the Soviet Union to eliminate a whole class of nuclear weapons that had been deployed in Europe and had put the continent on a trip-wire to nuclear war. The move points to the need for direct actions parliaments, cities, and citizens can take to stop the assault on arms control treaties and prevent a new nuclear arms race.