An alternative scenario for global warming

A common view is that the current global warming rate will continue or accelerate. Now a new and controversial report argues that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gases such as chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and N(sub2)O, and not by the products of fossil fuel burning, carbon dioxide, and aerosols, the positive and negative climate forcings of which are partially offsetting.
(Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. US 29 Aug 00 97:9875)

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