The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Agassiz, Louis






(1807 - 1873) Responding to Jean-Pierre Perraudin's speculation that glaciers were responsible for large-boulder movements, in 1837 Agassiz became the first scientist to propose that the Earth had experienced ice ages in the past. Though resisted initially by the scientific consensus at that time, by the 1870s his theory was widely accepted.


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