Re­searchers: Hu­mans caus­ing cli­mate change

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Re­search co-led by the Aus­tralian Na­tional Univer­sity claims that the ac­tions of hu­mans are caus­ing the earth’s cli­mate to change 170 times faster than nat­u­ral forces did over most of the past 7,000 years. “Hu­man-caused green­house gas emis­sions over the past 45 years have in­creased the rate of tem­per­a­ture rise to 1.7 de­grees Cel­sius per cen­tury, dwarf­ing the nat­u­ral back­ground rate,” Will St­ef­fen, of the Fen­ner School of En­vi­ron­ment and So­ci­ety and the Cli­mate Change In­sti­tute at ANU, said in a state­ment.

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