The Daily Poll -What Do You Think? “Are we in the midst of human-induced or natural climate change?”

Image007 "With forecasts of sea-level rises and changing weather patterns, people today have been forewarned about some likely ramifications of climate change," Zubrow says, "but those living thousands of years ago, during the Holocene climatic optimum, could not have known what lay ahead of them and how their land — and lives — would be changing.

"This was a slower change," he says, "about one-third the rate we face today. In the Holocene period, it took a thousand years for the earth to warm as much as it has over the past 300 years — roughly the time spanned since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution."

Ezra Zubrow, University of Buffalo anthropologist

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