On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground

  title={On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground},
  author={Svante August Arrhenius}
Arrhenius’s paper is the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to the greenhouse effect (Sections I-IV) and to speculate about whether variations in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide have contributed to long-term variations in climate (Section V). Throughout this paper, Arrhenius refers to carbon dioxide as “carbonic acid” in accordance with the convention at the time he was writing. 

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