Human impact on the environment  

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In 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report concluded, "It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century." The largest human influence has been the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. In view of the dominant role of human activity in causing it, the phenomenon is sometimes called "anthropogenic global warming" or "anthropogenic climate change." Climate model projections summarized in the report indicated that during the 21st century, the global surface temperature is likely to rise a further depending on the rate of greenhouse gas emissions. These findings have been recognized by the national science academies of the major industrialized nations.

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Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity and other resources.

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