Human activity may be driving climate change, a new study finds.
In an important new study, a team of researchers from the National Geographic Society, the University of Bristol, and the University the Netherlands found that climate change has caused dramatic changes in Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.
The new study is published in the journal Science Advances, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
The team’s analysis of the results of climate models used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the World Meteorological Organization, and other international organizations found that greenhouse gas emissions since the Industrial Revolution caused an increase in Earths temperature of about 4 degrees Celsius.
These increases are caused by an increase of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the researchers wrote.
“These changes have affected the climate in ways that are not fully understood,” said the study’s lead author, Michael E. Mann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at Penn State.
“We need to understand why these changes occurred and how they have occurred, so we can make more effective mitigation plans for climate change.”
The team also used computer models to study the role of changes in the Earths oceans, air, and soil, which the team found were contributing to climate change.
They concluded that changes in climate change are not due to human activity, but rather the influence of climate change on the global ocean circulation.
“There is a large number of climate systems that are very important,” said study co-author Dr. William Koehler, a researcher at the University in Bristol.
“If we want to make sure we get the best possible outcome, we need to have a global climate system that is resilient to climate changes.”
In addition to the effects of climate changes on the climate, scientists believe these changes have been linked to the emergence of new life forms, which are now more common and commoner in our atmosphere.
The findings were made possible by an analysis of data from NASA’s Earth Atmosphere and Oceans satellite.
This satellite captures images of the Earth’s surface, including clouds and ice that form on the Earth. NASA/GSFC