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From Ancient Deforestation, a Delta Is Born
Green Blog -- N.Y. Times ^ | 9-14-2012 | RACHEL NUWER

Posted on 09/17/2012 11:43:59 AM PDT by Renfield

Humans were tampering with nature long before the Industrial Revolution’s steam and internal combustion engines arrived on the scene. The invention of agriculture around 8,000 years ago, some argue, significantly changed ecosystems as it spread around the globe.

Although scientists are only just beginning to understand how these ancient alterations shaped our world today, a new study in Scientific Reports suggests that millennium-old development along the Danube River in Eastern Europe significantly changed the Black Sea ecosystem and helped create the lush Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.

“My team had a big surprise,” said Liviu Giosan, a geologist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts and the lead author of the study. “We found that around a thousand years ago, the entire basin changed dramatically, though that later made sense when we put it into context.”.....

(Excerpt) Read more at green.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; History; Science
KEYWORDS: blacksea; blackseaflood; catastrophism; danube; deforestation; godsgravesglyphs; noahsflood; wetlands

The Danube Delta near the Romanian village of Sfantu Gheorghe

1 posted on 09/17/2012 11:44:06 AM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 09/17/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

“The invention of agriculture around 8,000 years ago, some argue, significantly changed ecosystems as it spread around the globe. “

Translation: the changing of ecosystems changed ecosystems.

Reaction: it should be taxed highly and regulated heavily


3 posted on 09/17/2012 12:03:15 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

That would be the Progressive Way.
(I do like their canned soup, tho...)


4 posted on 09/17/2012 12:15:35 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Renfield

No doubt these Neolithic peoples had central planning boards to do zoning and eminent domain (under market value) buy outs, no doubt. [/sarc]


5 posted on 09/17/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by 92nina
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To: 92nina

And, like Poretland, Oregon, they banned autos in the inner Delta...


6 posted on 09/17/2012 12:23:26 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I dont buy ANYTHING named “progressive” anymore


7 posted on 09/17/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT by Mr. K (Reagan: “Washington is where good ideas go to die.”)
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Thanks Renfield.



8 posted on 09/17/2012 4:11:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Renfield

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks Renfield. Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


9 posted on 09/17/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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