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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:14 PM

Yet another study confirms global warming is human-caused

One of the ways in which climate scientists evaluate the role of anthropogenic greenhouse emissions in the recent warming of Earth’s climate is to run climate models both with and without human activities. By comparing the results of each to the observed temperature trend, these “fingerprinting” studies can show how much of the temperature record can be explained by natural factors (such as solar activity and volcanic eruptions). This has commonly been applied to trends in atmospheric temperatures (as shown in the 2007 IPCC report), where it’s clear that the observed warming wouldn’t have happened without rising greenhouse gases.

Increasingly reliable records of ocean temperatures have now allowed some of these same researchers to confidently apply the technique to Earth’s seas. This is important because some 90 percent of all the energy trapped by human greenhouse emissions has ended up in the ocean, not the atmosphere. The trend with ocean heat content is clear—it’s rising. The question is whether that rise could be caused by natural variations.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/06/yet-another-study-confirms-global-warming-is-human-caused/

I'm certain the anti-science crowd will see reason now... oh wait, never mind.

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coalition_unwilling Jun 2012 #1

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:23 PM

1. Thank you for posting. I've noticed that climate-change denial has

 

seemingly shifted from outright denial that climate change is occuring to a denial that current climate change is caused by humans and is part of the 'natural cycle.' This article helps to counter that, for want of a better word, hypothesis.

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