Discovery of Roman Methane Emissions May Lead to Climate Model Tweaks

Neat:

In their Oct. 3 study detailed in the journal Nature, the researchers found that methane production was high around 100 B.C., during the heyday of the Roman Empire, and waned around A.D. 200 as the empire faltered. The methane was released when Romans burned down forest to clear land for crops and expanding settlements, Sapart said.

via Human Greenhouse Gas Emissions Traced to Roman Times – Yahoo! News.

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