Reality of Human Influence on Global Climate
We, the members and colleagues of the Jackson School of Geosciences program in Climate Systems Science, agree with the scientific assessment presented in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that
2. Most of the observed increase in global averaged temperatures since 1950 is very likely due to the observed increase in greenhouse gas concentrations from human activity.
3. Global warming and sea level rise will continue for centuries due to the time scales associated with the climate system, even if greenhouse gas concentrations were to be stabilized.
4. These anticipated changes in regional and global climate could have severe adverse impacts on the environment and society.
Seungbum Bryan Hong
Xiao Yan Jiang
Shao Ping Lu