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On Increasing Global Temperatures: 75 Years After Callendar

TitleOn Increasing Global Temperatures: 75 Years After Callendar
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHawkins, Ed, and Jones Phil D.
JournalQuarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Volume139
Number677
Pages1961-1963
Abstract / Summary

In 1938, Guy Stewart Callendar was the first to demonstrate that the Earth's land surface was warming. Callendar also suggested that the production of carbon dioxide by the combustion of fossil fuels was responsible for much of this modern change in climate. This short note marks the 75th anniversary of Callendar's landmark study and demonstrates that his global land temperature estimates agree remarkably well with more recent analyses.

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2178
DOI10.1002/qj.2178
Journal: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society
Year of Publication: 2013
Volume: 139
Number: 677
Pages: 1961-1963
Publication Date: 06/2013

In 1938, Guy Stewart Callendar was the first to demonstrate that the Earth's land surface was warming. Callendar also suggested that the production of carbon dioxide by the combustion of fossil fuels was responsible for much of this modern change in climate. This short note marks the 75th anniversary of Callendar's landmark study and demonstrates that his global land temperature estimates agree remarkably well with more recent analyses.

DOI: 10.1002/qj.2178
Citation:
Hawkins, E, and PD Jones.  2013.  "On Increasing Global Temperatures: 75 Years After Callendar."  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 139(677): 1961-1963.  https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.2178.