Anthropogenic Albedo Changes and the Earth's Climate

  title={Anthropogenic Albedo Changes and the Earth's Climate},
  author={Carl E. Sagan and Owen Brian Toon and James B. Pollack},
  pages={1363 - 1368}
The human species has been altering the environment over large geographic areas since the domestication of fire, plants, and animals. The progression from hunter to farmer to technologist has increased the variety and pace more than the geographic extent of human impact on the environment. A number of regions of the earth have experienced significant climatic changes closely related in time to anthropogenic environmental changes. Plausible physical models suggest a causal connection. The… Expand

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