Did the Romans produce greenhouse gas...

Did the Romans produce greenhouse gases ?

There are 6 comments on the Unexplained Mysteries story from Oct 6, 2012, titled Did the Romans produce greenhouse gases ?. In it, Unexplained Mysteries reports that:

A new study has revealed that the production of greenhouse gases was not limited to the modern age.

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United States

#1 Oct 6, 2012
Yes, they did. Forest fires were their weapon of mass destruction.

Toronto, Canada

#2 Oct 7, 2012
SpaceBlues wrote:
Yes, they did. Forest fires were their weapon of mass destruction.
Deforestation for agriculture was one major factor. I'm sure they drained wetland on a significant scale.

One lesser known fact is that the Roman era introduced large scale livestock farming. Rabbits, if you can believe it. And the feces from these leporaria (stone-walled pens) would have increased the methane production significantly.

The Romans increased GHGs a very small amount. The early industrial age increased it a little. The current industrial age has increased it a LOT. And it is the current large scale emissions that are relevant to the current large scale climate disruption. These stories are purely diversionary, though interesting.
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Huntsville, AL

#3 Oct 7, 2012
Did they breathe?

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#5 Oct 9, 2012
LessFactMoreHype wrote:
Deforestations[sic] is a consequence of AGW,...

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 9, 2012
Earthling-1 wrote:
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Yet another empty page from the dirtling. Hay have you seen your care giver today?

United States

#7 Oct 9, 2012
Romans and ancient greeks burned forests and cities to kill people in large numbers. Those forests mostly never came back like they used to grow.

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