Scientists Find Colonial Pollution in Andean Ice Cap

February 11, 2015 6:37 AM

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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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