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Re: Cooling Trend



-----Original Message-----
From: John Clavin <jclavin@microsoft.com>
To: larryf@capital.net <larryf@capital.net>; dinosaur@usc.edu
<dinosaur@usc.edu>
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 5:30 AM
Subject: RE: Cooling Trend


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Larry Febo [mailto:larryf@capital.net]
>
>Does all this somehow tie in together? And, ( I know, a long shot) , but...
>could Man, and his knowledge of fire have started a greenhouse effect that
>started a reversal of this trend through accumulation of CO2 as a
greenhouse
>effect agent?
>
>[John Clavin]     Highly unlikely. Man may have had an input to climate
from
>the mid nineteenth century onwards. Up until then there weren't enough
>people to have much of an effect. Industrial revolution might have changed
>that.
>


I was thinking along the lines of how some primative tribes might have used
fire to flush out game, and large fires may have  periodically gotten out of
control. Kinda like on the scale of those Yellowstone fires a few years ago.