Climate change caused by human activities is happening and it already has major consequences

  title={Climate change caused by human activities is happening and it already has major consequences},
  author={Kevin E. Trenberth},
  journal={Journal of Energy \& Natural Resources Law},
  pages={463 - 481}
  • K. Trenberth
  • Published 1 June 2018
  • Geography
  • Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law
The climate varies on multiple timescales, but now humans are the main agents of change and are likely to remain so for the next few centuries. It is generally understood that human-induced climate change causes global warming, but what is not adequately appreciated are the direct influences on heavy rainfalls, drought and storms, at great cost to society and the environment. Although the climate change effects are modest, perhaps five to 15 per cent for these events, once thresholds are… Expand
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