Prior Information Notice: To provide quantitative estimates of climate forcings
For their analysis, Professor Berntsen and his colleagues entered all the factors contributing to human-induced climate forcings
since 1750 into their model.
2] Human activities like deforestation and burning fossil fuels are anthropogenic climate forcings
The three scenarios (see figure, opposite page) were intended to bracket the range of likely future climate forcings (changes imposed on the Earth's energy balance that tend to alter global temperature either way).
In contrast, the added greenhouse gas climate forcings ranged from about +1.
He took the above sentence out of context from a paragraph in which I was being gently critical of a tendency of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change climate simulations to emphasize only cases with very large increases of climate forcings.
They will play crucial roles in refining our knowledge of climate forcings
and Earth's response processes," he added.
These possible causes of climate change, whether natural or human-induced, are referred to as climate forcings