June 23, 2005
Charles Keeling - Discoverer of Global Warming - Dies
By: Rowan Wolf
We have Charles Keeling to thank for sounding the alarm on global warming. He is the one who first started measuring CO2 in the atmosphere, kept pushing to get global monitoring and made the link to human contributions to global warming. Yesterday Charles Keeling died.
Mr Keeling also devised the Keeling Curve. The Keeling Curve refelcts the seasonal variations in CO2 concetrations which are due to changing plant absorbtion (primarily in the Northern Hemisphere).
Without the work and persistence of Charles Keeling, the issue of global warming might have taken much longer to be recognized, measured, and studied.
Here is a biography of Charles Keeling.
Here is an accessible discussion of the carbon cycle
Posted by Rowan at June 23, 2005 6:56 AM Category: Global Warming
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