Svante Arrhenius is the First to Predict the Possibility of Man-Made Global Warming


In 1907 Swedish physical chemist Svante Arrhenius published Das Werden der Welten. In this work he was the first to predict the possibility of man-made global warming. His prediction that significant global warming would take ~3000 years to develop is now recognized as a substantial underestimate due in part to his failure to foresee the rapid increases in fossil fuel use during the twentieth century.


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