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Human-caused warming increasing likelihood of record-breaking hot years

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November 8, 2017 American Geophysical Union Read full ScienceDaily article here
A new study finds human-caused global warming is significantly increasing the rate at which hot temperature records are being broken around the world.

…The results show human influence has greatly increased the likelihood of record-breaking hot years occurring on a global scale. Without human-caused climate change, there should only have been an average of seven record hot years from 1861 to 2005, not 17. Further, human-caused climate change at least doubled the odds of having a record-breaking hot year from 1926 to 1945 and from 1967 onwards, according to the new study….

Andrew D. King. Attributing changing rates of temperature record-breaking to anthropogenic influences. Earth’s Future, 2017; DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000611

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