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Only Human Influence Can Explain Recent Warming
This figure appears in chapter 34 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.
Changes in surface air temperature at the continental and global scales can only be explained by the influence of human activities on climate. The black line depicts the annually averaged observed changes. The blue shading represents estimates from a broad range of climate simulations including solely natural (solar and volcanic) changes in forcing. The orange shading is from climate model simulations that include the effects of both natural and human contributions. These analyses demonstrate that the observed changes, both globally and on a continent-by-continent basis, are caused by the influence of human activities on climate. (Figure source: updated from Jones et al. 2013ee56b7fa-1961-49cc-aeea-823510341d5f).
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ProvenanceThis figure was derived from Attribution of observed historical near-surface temperature variations to anthropogenic and natural causes using CMIP5 simulations
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