New studies strengthen case for man-made climate change

17 February, 2011 by (comments)

New climate modeling research shows that an increase in greenhouse gas emissions has a direct link to a changing climate, Nature reports.

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In two studies released by British scientists, computer climate simulation found that the biggest differential in rising precipitation is not natural variability in the atmosphere but rather greenhouse gases released by humans.

In particular, this suggests links between the high incidence of extreme weather in 2010/11 – floods, storms, snow, and cyclones – and man-made global warming, as warmer temperatures mean more water in the atmosphere.

According to National Geographic, evidence to suggest that humans have dramatically altered the Earth may herald the dawn of a new epoch – Anthropocene: The Age of Man.

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