Attribution of polar warming to human influence

  title={Attribution of polar warming to human influence},
  author={Nathan P. Gillett and D{\'a}ith{\'i} A. Stone and Peter A. Stott and Toru Nozawa and Alexey Yu. Karpechko and Gabriele C. Hegerl and Michael F. Wehner and Philip D. Jones},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Polar temperatures have been warming significantly over the past few decades. A comparison between observational temperature records and model simulations shows that temperature changes in both the Arctic and Antarctic regions can be attributed to human activity. The polar regions have long been expected to warm strongly as a result of anthropogenic climate change, because of the positive feedbacks associated with melting ice and snow1,2. Several studies have noted a rise in Arctic temperatures… 
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