From Pleistocene to Pyrocene
Man’s relationship with fire is a positive and negative one. The ability to cook and stay warm allowed hominids to thrive and maintain superiority to animals, but the Enlightenment brought a very different relationship to fire. Fire: a brief history argues that the burning of fossil fuels and the growing climate change fuelled danger of wildfires in the US and Australia are the beginnings of an era as Earth-changing as the Ice Age.
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