Global warming: How skepticism became denial

  title={Global warming: How skepticism became denial},
  author={Spencer Richard Weart},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={41 - 50}
  • S. Weart
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The conversation on global warming started in 1896, when a physical chemist estimated that the mean global temperature would rise several degrees if the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was doubled. The topic eventually became one of the most passionate in the history of science. The author points out that climate experts were initially strongly skeptical of the theory of global warming; it took a variety of evidence to gradually convince them that warming due to human emissions was… Expand
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