Aug 22, 2014

Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes

by
Ben Marzeion, J. Graham Cogley, Kristin Richter, David Parkes
,
Science
  • Shows that only 25 ± 35% of the global glacier mass loss during the period from 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes
  • Concludes that, nevertheless, the anthropogenic signal is detectable with high confidence in glacier mass balance observations during 1991 to 2010, and the anthropogenic fraction of global glacier mass loss during that period has increased to 69 ± 24%