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Sun and dust versus greenhouse gases: an assessment of their relative roles in global climate change

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Many mechanisms, including variations in solar radiation and atmospheric aerosol concentrations, compete with anthropogenic greenhouse gases as causes of global climate change. Comparisons of available data show that solar variability will not counteract greenhouse warming and that future observations will need to be made to quantify the role of tropospheric aerosols, for example.

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Hansen, J., Lacis, A. Sun and dust versus greenhouse gases: an assessment of their relative roles in global climate change. Nature 346, 713–719 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1038/346713a0

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