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The Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than we realised

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Abstract


  • In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their burning of fossil fuels would have an almost immediate effect on the climate. But our new study, published today in Nature, reveals that warming in some regions actually began as early as the 1830s.

    That is much earlier than previously thought, so our discovery redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.

Authors


  •   McGregor, Helen V.
  •   Gergis, Joelle (external author)
  •   Abram, Nerilie J. (external author)
  •   Phipps, Steven J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McGregor, H., Gergis, J., Abram, N. & Phipps, S. (2016). The Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than we realised. The Conversation, 25 August 1-4.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5079&context=smhpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4055

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 25 August

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/the-industrial-revolution-kick-started-global-warming-much-earlier-than-we-realised-64301?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2025%202016%20-%205474&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2025%202016%20-%205474+CID_d14729ed09ee935d6b1006b4c687b828&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The%20Industrial%20Revolution%20kick-started%20global%20warming%20much%20earlier%20than%20we%20realised

Abstract


  • In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their burning of fossil fuels would have an almost immediate effect on the climate. But our new study, published today in Nature, reveals that warming in some regions actually began as early as the 1830s.

    That is much earlier than previously thought, so our discovery redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.

Authors


  •   McGregor, Helen V.
  •   Gergis, Joelle (external author)
  •   Abram, Nerilie J. (external author)
  •   Phipps, Steven J. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • McGregor, H., Gergis, J., Abram, N. & Phipps, S. (2016). The Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than we realised. The Conversation, 25 August 1-4.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5079&context=smhpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4055

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 4

Volume


  • 25 August

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/the-industrial-revolution-kick-started-global-warming-much-earlier-than-we-realised-64301?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2025%202016%20-%205474&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20August%2025%202016%20-%205474+CID_d14729ed09ee935d6b1006b4c687b828&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=The%20Industrial%20Revolution%20kick-started%20global%20warming%20much%20earlier%20than%20we%20realised