On increasing global temperatures: 75 years after Callendar

Hawkins, Ed; Jones, Phil. D.
October 2013
Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society;Oct2013, Vol. 139 Issue 677, p1961
Academic Journal
In 1938, Guy Stewart Callendar was the first to demonstrate that the Earth's land surface was warming. Callendar also suggested that the production of carbon dioxide by the combustion of fossil fuels was responsible for much of this modern change in climate. This short note marks the 75th anniversary of Callendar's landmark study and demonstrates that his global land temperature estimates agree remarkably well with more recent analyses.


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