Mass Deaths in Americas Responsible for Little Ice Age
Joyce Park stashed this in History
Pretty sure this is going to be a controversial "recommendation": that a new ecological epoch, the Anthropocene, be recognized from the Little Ice Age of 1610... which apparently was caused by a rapid drop in atmospheric carbon dioxide due to the growth of trees on farmlands previously farmed by some 50 million Native Americans killed by European contact between 1492 and 1610!!! Oddly enough this reconceptualization would end up reversing several centuries' worth of science claiming that humans are just one of many species in the web of life.
Wow, that's an unintended consequence. You're right, this is controversial.