Definition of anthropogenic
: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature anthropogenic pollutants
anthropogenicallyplay \-ni-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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But ever since the Doomsday Clock, which measures how close the world is to a major anthropogenic disaster, was introduced after World War II, the public has kept a nervous eye on the likelihood of nuclear wars.
The reason is anthropogenic change, although the exact factors are hard to assess.
Less than a week after the heat wave ended, the non-profit Climate Central announced in the pages of The New York Times that anthropogenic global warming was likely to blame for the early warmth.
On the bright side, the root cause of this problem — anthropogenic CFC emissions — were successfully restricted in 1987 by the Montreal Protocol, and eventually eliminated in a rare case of international cooperation over atmospheric science.
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: of, relating to, or resulting from the influence of human beings on nature anthropogenic sources of pollution
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