Research conducted going 1,500 years back suggests that the temperature spike is directly as a result of human activity. Scientists’ project that as human activity plays a vital role in affecting temperature changes, warmer temperatures can be expected to exceed the warmest that have been experienced during the Holocene which is what the modern geological era is called.
The Holocene was sparked by the changes in sunshine experienced roughly 12,000 years ago, resulting in vast melting of ice across the Northern Hemisphere region. 8,000 years ago, earth was plunged into the Holocene climate making it conducive to sustain human civilization.
The new research findings by Oregon State University’s earth scientist Shaun Marcott and colleagues are set to be published today in the journal science.