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Human "fingerprints" are all over the shift in Earth's seasonal cycle

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  • The first research to find a human "fingerprint" on the seasonal cycle of temperatures, adding another global trend that is formally attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases.

  • Climate-change deniers, please take heed. Though feel like I've been beating a dead horse for years (a horse which defies logic, is stuffed with monied interests, and still doesn’t die). Here's additional concrete evidence that climate change is real, a huge problem, and we’re actively contributing to it. We must collaborate, as a global community and across industries, to minimize our collective environmental impact and heal our planet.

    Otherwise, mother nature will continue to rear her ugly side

    Climate-change deniers, please take heed. Though feel like I've been beating a dead horse for years (a horse which defies logic, is stuffed with monied interests, and still doesn’t die). Here's additional concrete evidence that climate change is real, a huge problem, and we’re actively contributing to it. We must collaborate, as a global community and across industries, to minimize our collective environmental impact and heal our planet.

    Otherwise, mother nature will continue to rear her ugly side and demonstrate just how cold, hard, and bitter she can be. Especially when we don't take care of her. Let's try to keep mom happy. Because as the writer and environmental advocate Ed Abbey said, “Life is too short for grief. Or regret. Or bullshit.”

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    “The research, published in Science, is the first to find a human ‘fingerprint’ on the seasonal cycle of temperatures, adding another global trend that is formally attributed to human emissions of greenhouse gases. Other trends already pinned on human activities include an increasing amount of heat held in the world's oceans, the sharp decline in Arctic sea ice cover, and changes in the water cycle that are leading to heavier downpours as well as severe drought events.”

    "There’s compelling evidence from this work that human activities are now changing the seasonal cycle of temperature and that’s something that we really care about because the difference between summer and winter affects a lot of our lives."

    "Specifically, summer is warming faster than winter in the northern and southern midlatitudes, leading to a greater contrast between the hottest and coldest times of year... The study found that it's extremely unlikely the trends detected are from natural climate variability.”

    "It’s one thing to know that human intervention is causing the annual-average temperature in their location to change. It’s another, and even more sobering thing to know that human intervention is also impacting the swing in their local temperature from summer to winter.”

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