The planet has been warming for thousands of years. Human activity has accelerated the warming, but by how much? At some point in the future, without human intervention, the climate will have naturally reached the point it's at today.

As of 2020, by how many years has human activity advanced the climate change clock?

Is there another good measure for Human vs Natural climate change?

This should be something that could be extrapolated from a good chart, but I haven't found a source.

I feel that this is not a duplicate because I'm asking a very specific question regarding the number of years. None of the similar questions or answers address this.

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    $\begingroup$ If you remove anthropogenic climate forcing, the climate would have actually been cooling for the last couple of centuries. But by a tiny margin compared to what we've done. The last time CO2 was at current levels, was the middle pliocene (3.6Mya) when sea levels were 25m higher than they are today, and there were forests on Greenland... It is impossible to tell whether we would ever have returned to that state without human involvement. $\endgroup$ – Will Jan 17 '20 at 8:45
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    $\begingroup$ Morning :-). And, while we have Fox News and XKCD on the table, i wish to add that humans are as natural as bacteria. And just like them in a limited environment, they swarm and mutliply until the nutrients are used up and the results of their doings have poisoned the environment ;-) $\endgroup$ – user18607 Jan 17 '20 at 10:31
  • $\begingroup$ I voted to leave closed because the question is still based on a false premise: the planet has not been warming for thousands of years. $\endgroup$ – Jean-Marie Prival Jan 18 '20 at 9:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Jean-MariePrival - Are you saying that there wasn't an ice age that ended about 10,000 years ago? Was the Northern half of the United States not covered in glaciers until that time? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Glacial_Period $\endgroup$ – Troy Turley Jan 18 '20 at 18:51
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    $\begingroup$ We passed the Holocene climatic optimum thousands of years ago, since then the Earth has been gradually cooling. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/… $\endgroup$ – Jean-Marie Prival Jan 18 '20 at 21:40