A brief history of agricultural time

From Augusta Free Press.

Column by Erich J. Knight

Agricultural methods over the past 12,000 years have been responsible for two-thirds of our excess greenhouse gases, essentially mining soil carbon and converting it to carbon dioxide and methane, beginning a slow stable warming that now accelerates with burning of fossil fuel. The unintended consequence has been the flowering of our civilization. Our scientific community  has now realized these consequences and developed a more encompassing wisdom.

Modern agriculture has evolved its ability to remove limitations to plant growth, from burning forests for ash fertilizers, to slaughtering bison….

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