Human-caused warming likely led to recent streak of record-breaking temperatures, new study finds

A screenshot from an animation of global temperatures since 1880. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) have found that Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 1.1 degrees Celsius (2.0 degrees Fahrenheit) since the late-19th century. Credits: NASA / Scientific Visualization Studio


American Geophysical Union
August 10, 2017

It is “extremely unlikely” 2014, 2015 and 2016 would have been the warmest consecutive years on record without the influence of human-caused climate change, according to the authors of a new study.

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