Father Of Global Warming Believed That Doubling CO2 Was A Good Thing

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5 Responses to Father Of Global Warming Believed That Doubling CO2 Was A Good Thing

  1. gator69 says:

    This is a case where using the term ‘trap’ is correct. Our atmosphere does not ‘trap’ heat, but coal holds ‘trapped’ carbon that came from the atmosphere.

  2. greg2213 says:

    Nice to see that there were some rational people back then. We need more of them today.

  3. eco-geek says:

    So Arrenhius had it that CO2 was 1/2500 or 400 ppm way back then? No tree ring studies then, just analytical meaurements which were obviously wrong otherwise global warming would be a complete scam! Can’t believe a word this Arrenhius says can you?

  4. cleanwater says:

    It appears that Arrenhius was not aware of the work of Robert W. Wood a professor of physics and optic at John Hopkins University that showed that the “greenhouse effect’ can not happen in the atmosphere. This work was peer reviewed and published in 1909. This work has been verified by “Wood is correct: There is no Greenhouse Effect
    Posted on July 19, 2011 by Dr. Ed
    Repeatability of Professor Robert W. Wood’s 1909 experiment on the Theory of the Greenhouse (Summary by Ed Berry. Full report here or here. & PolyMontana.)
    by Nasif S. Nahle, June 12, 2011
    University Professor, Scientific Research Director at Biology Cabinet® San Nicolas de los Garza, N. L., Mexico.”

  5. Blade says:

    Morwell Advertiser (Morwell, Vic.) Friday 18 February 1910

    HOW THE BURNING OF COAL VITIATES THE ATMOSPHERE.

    Every ton of coal, it has been found, which is burned uses up 300,000 cubic feet of air and renders it unfit for breathing. Suppose that there were no danger of exhausting our coal supply, and that we had enough to last forever; it would only be a few hundred years at our present rate of increase in coal consumption, until all the atmosphere on the earth’s surface would be rendered incapable of sustaining life. However, as has been called to our attention by Prof. Arrhenius, the consumption of coal at present is returning to the atmosphere the carbon dioxide of which it was robbed when the deposits of carbon were stored away in the coal beds during the carboniferous period. The present proportion of carbon dioxide in the air is about one part in 2,500. This would be about doubled, if it were not modified by vegetable life, by the consumption of the present known coal deposits, and it is stated that a doubling of the quantity in the atmosphere would more than double the rate of growth of plant life.

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