Thursday, March 10, 2016

Scientists Trace Climate-Heat Link Back to 1930s

Global Warming's Role in Record Warmth (Credit: Click to Enlarge.
For the first time, climate scientists have identified greenhouse gas pollution’s role in global temperatures measured during record-breaking years back to 1937, as industrialized cities and nations continued burning coal to power factories and trains.

“What we found was that we could actually detect human influence on extreme events a lot earlier than we’d thought,” said Daniel Mitchell, an Oxford University physicist who researches climate change.  He was part of an international team of scientists that published the findings this week in Geophysical Research Letters.

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