Scientists Find Colonial Pollution in Andean Ice Cap

February 11, 2015 6:37 AM

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Scientists Find Colonial Pollution in Andean Ice Cap

Scientists have recently found evidence of colonial pollution in an Andean Ice cap. Brigham Young University history professor, kendall Brown, describes how Spanish mining operations had a hand in this.

Brown said, “Clearly, colonial Spanish American mining was industrial in scale, and the belief that a dramatic man-made impact on the environment only began in the 18th century is a Euro-centric construct.”

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