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Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2014
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37 news outlets
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8 blogs
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206 tweeters
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Title
Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes
Published in
Science, August 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1254702
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Authors

Ben Marzeion, J. Graham Cogley, Kristin Richter, David Parkes, Marzeion B, Cogley JG, Richter K, Parkes D

Abstract

The ongoing global glacier retreat is affecting human societies by causing sea-level rise, changing seasonal water availability, and increasing geohazards. Melting glaciers are an icon of anthropogenic climate change. However, glacier response times are typically decades or longer, which implies that the present-day glacier retreat is a mixed response to past and current natural climate variability and current anthropogenic forcing. Here, we show that only 25 ± 35% of the global glacier mass loss during the period from 1851 to 2010 is attributable to anthropogenic causes. Nevertheless, the anthropogenic signal is detectable with high confidence in glacier mass balance observations during 1991 to 2010, and the anthropogenic fraction of global glacier mass loss during that period has increased to 69 ± 24%.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 3%
Germany 4 2%
Chile 2 1%
Nepal 1 <1%
Peru 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 10 5%
Unknown 157 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 58 32%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 23%
Student > Master 24 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 11 6%
Other 38 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 105 57%
Environmental Science 39 21%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 7%
Unspecified 6 3%
Physics and Astronomy 4 2%
Other 18 10%

Attention Score in Context

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