Climate change (Class of 2019)

Global warming was "discovered" while the world was not warming.

"Discovery of global warming" ... not a single event, but a century-long process (as Weart describes).

In this context, "global warming" does not simply mean rising of global mean temperature.

"Global warming" or "anthropogenic climate change" (in this context): a kind of climate change (which has multiple aspects including rising global mean temperature) caused by enhanced greenhouse effect, which is mainly caused by increase of carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere, which is mainly caused by human activity of burning fossil fuels.


Approaches in earth science: mathematical-physical vs. natural history

Discovery of global warming as future outlook : achieved by mathematical-physical approach

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