‘Stronger evidence’ for human-caused climate change: Draft report

A draft of a federal report on climate change, which includes new data and observations compiled since the third U.S. National Climate Assessment was published in 2014, says “stronger evidence has emerged for continuing, rapid, human-caused warming of the global atmosphere and ocean.”

The report, which is awaiting final approval, says “it is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century.”

Scientists from 13 federal agencies prepared the draft, which the New York Times published on Aug. 7.

CFAES scientists Rattan Lal and Brent Sohngen contributed to the 2014 assessment.

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