The anthropogenic contribution to global warming

To measure the progress of mankind to attain the temperature goal set in the Paris Agreement, a team of scientists quantified the human induced warming. By using climate model simulations the goal was to quantify to measure the human contribution along with natural forces to the warming we are currently experiencing. The results of the study show that humankind is responsible for 0.9 to 1.3 °C of global mean near-surface air temperature warming in the last decade compared to the temperatures from 1850 to 1900. 1.2 to 1.9 °C are attributed to the greenhouse gas emissions and −0.7 to −0.1 °C to aerosols. The actual observed warming in the last decade was 1.1 °C.

The full research article along with more detailed results was published in Nature.

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