Thomas R. Knutson, Jonghun Kam, Fanrong Zeng and Andrew T. Wittenberg

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Published date March 26, 2018

EEE 2016: CMIP5 Model-based Assessment of Anthropogenic Influence on Record Global Warmth during 2016

Main finding:

According to CMIP5 simulations, the 2016 record global warmth was only possible due to substantial centennial-scale anthropogenic warming. Natural variability made a smaller contribution to the January– December 2016 annual-mean global temperature anomaly.

Larger report:

EEE 2016 = Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective