European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate

European colonizers killed so many Native Americans that it changed the global climate

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  1. It was disease mostly. The measles wiped out entire villages in advance of any white person setting foot there.

    COVID is a very mild disease compared to the measles in a population that has never been exposed. The measles still wipes out the occasional isolated Amazon tribe after a contact.

    If a bird flu starts spreading in a human population it would be like the measles. It is possible that climate change could accelerate the mixing up of new animal diseases as a sort of immune system for the planet.

  2. tl:dr the “little ice age” correlates with a period in the early 1600’s while many natives were being killed by colonists, either directly or from disease

  3. Activism disguised as science? While the Europeans certainly treated the native populations with unrelenting savagery, the claim that they “killed” 56 million Natives is ludicrous.

    The study itself admits that 90% of these deaths were due to epidemics of infectious diseases brought by Europeans. Something which no European colonizer 1.) could’ve possibly known about or 2.) controlled.

    Many native tribes were completely wiped out by disease before a single European reached their lands. Even if Europeans had landed and treated natives with the utmost respect, the outcome would’ve still been the same.

  4. I read an interesting theory in the book Sapiens that Native Americans were responsible for the extinction of 90% of the large mammals in North America.

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