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Analysis of Regional Global Climate Changes due to Human Influences

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In recent years global climate change has been the focus of much scientific research as well as a focal point in the media. A recent period of significant increases in global temperatures has caused much concern. This period was followed by a relative slowdown, which in turn has created confusion. There are two major reasons for global temperatures variations, one of which is oscillations of total solar activity in time. Another reason is atmospheric pollutants causing greenhouse effects. Obviously, solar activities cannot be controlled, but relevant pollutants can. Since these two reasons are independent components of global temperature variations, they must be separated in order to adequately study global climate changes. Solar irradiation transferred to Earth is proportional to sunspot numbers, which have been recorded for centuries. The purpose of this paper is to separate this solar component from long-term temperature data, thus leaving for examination the component created by human activities. This separation of components and examination thereof can be performed at numerous locations over Earth, that is, the time component and rates of its increases can be mapped over the globe. This paper smooths these images to display the different rates of temperature increases over different global regions, which allows for a comparison of different regional efforts to fight climate changes. In some regions, negative rates were occurring as of recent years, but other regions those rates are becoming alarmingly high. The average rate of temperature increase due to human influence over the planet is remaining positive. The regional comparisons offer a great opportunity for assessing different methods of control of global climate changes.
  • University at Albany, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 1 University Place, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA
  • Syracuse University, Department of Mathematics, 215 Carnegie Building, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
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