- caused or produced by humans: anthropogenic air pollution.
Origin of anthropogenic
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Examples from the Web for anthropogenic
Over 900 peer-reviewed scientific articles have adduced evidence that anthropogenic climate change is real.
Only 27 percent accept the scientific consensus that anthropogenic climate change is real.
The overwhelming evidence points to the reality of anthropogenic global warming.
Bjorn, what do you think of the American "conservative" politicians who deny that anthropogenic warming exists?
- relating to anthropogenesis
- created by people or caused by human activityanthropogenic pollution
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Word Origin and History for anthropogenic
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- Caused or influenced by humans. Anthropogenic carbon dioxide is that portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is produced directly by human activities, such as the burning of fossil fuels, rather than by such processes as respiration and decay.
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