The Greenhouse Theory of Climate Change: A Test by an Inadvertent Global Experiment

@article{Ramanathan1988TheGT,
  title={The Greenhouse Theory of Climate Change: A Test by an Inadvertent Global Experiment},
  author={Veerabhadran Ramanathan},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={240},
  pages={293 - 299}
}
  • V. Ramanathan
  • Published 1988
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
Since the dawn of the industrial era, the atmospheric concentrations of several radiatively active gases have been increasing as a result of human activities. The radiative heating from this inadvertent experiment has driven the climate system out of equilibrium with the incoming solar energy. According to the greenhouse theory of climate change, the climate system will be restored to equilibrium by a warming of the surfacetroposphere system and a cooling of the stratosphere. The predicted… Expand
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