Encyclopedia > Global warming hypothesis

  Article Content

Global warming hypothesis

The global warming hypothesis was the subject of a lecture delivered by Dr. Gordon McBean, Assistant Deputy Minister, Atmospheric Environment Service[?], to World Meteorological Organization 12th Congress, Geneva, June 16, 1995

Ideas discussed by Dr. McBean:

  • "The hypothesis that changes in concentrations of greenhouse gases, such as water vapour and carbon dioxide, could cause global warming" (Tyndall, 1861)
  • "a tripling of CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere could increase the average air temperature of the earth by about 8-9 C [degrees celsius]." (Arrhenius, 1896)
  • "The current projections are that a doubling of CO2 or equivalent, expected before the end of the next century, would cause an average equilibrium surface warming of 1.5 to 4.5 C." (McBean, 1995)

Source: STATUS OF THE "GLOBAL WARMING" HYPOTHESIS (http://www.chapman.edu/cpsc/faculty/hauk/sources/ClimateSpeech95)

See: Tim Wirth, Kyoto Protocol, global warming



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
North Haven, New York

... and 37.7% are non-families. 30.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 26.8 ms