Referring to alterations in the environment due to the presence or activities of humans.
  Made or generated by a human or caused by human activity. The term is used in the context of global climate change to refer to gaseous emissions that are the result of human activities, as well as other potentially climate-altering activities, such as deforestation.
  U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration's Energy Glossary

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