Almost 80 years ago, on April 1938, an English steam and combustion engineer and amateur weather-watcher, published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. His name was Guy Stuart Callendar and[…]
It is mid-thirties, and the United States is in the middle of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The drought that has struck Texas and Oklahoma is wreaking havoc in the American prairies. Lacking[…]
In the mid-1970s the evidence about the greenhouse effect and its effect to climate change was growing among the scientific community. Data showed a steady increase of CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere during the[…]
In his book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, James Hansen, often called the father of global warming, talks about the science and the mechanisms that drive global warming in a way that makes it relatively easy for readers to understand.
Guy Callendar was an English Engineer. In 1938 he published a paper, titled ‘The Artificial Production of Carbon Dioxide and its Influence on Temperature’ which laid out his earliest thoughts on the role of carbon dioxide in climate change. James Rodger Fleming is a professor at Colby College and a leading historian of atmospheric sciences and weather prediction. He has written a really fascinated book.