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Scientists reveal 'unequivocal evidence' of the influence of greenhouse gases

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Scientists reveal 'unequivocal evidence' of the influence of greenhouse gases

Scientists have revealed what they say is "unequivocal evidence" of the influence of greenhouse gases on the planet. Click here to read the full story.

The study examined the recent record-breaking temperatures in the Arctic and concluded they would have been almost impossible without the influence of climate change caused by humans.

It also found that the prolonged Siberian heatwave from January to June this year would only have happened less than once in every 80,000 years without climate change.

The record Arctic temperature of 38C (100.4F) set in June in the Russian town of Verkhoyansk would almost certainly not have happened without the level of emissions seen since pre-industrial times.

Computer simulations were used to compare today's climate, one with about 1C (33.8F) of global warming, and one with the climate as it would have been without human influence.

The scientists, who were contributing to the World Weather Attribution initiative, said their findings are "unequivocal evidence" of the influence of greenhouse gases on the planet.

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