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109229

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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.

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.

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