The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


Arrhenius, Svante

He published the first calculations of global warming based on human CO2 emissions.
He published the first calculations
of global warming based on
human CO2 emissions.





(1859 – 1927) A Swedish scientist who did the first quantitative estimate of climate sensitivity. He initially predicted that if CO2 doubled, the earth would warm by 5°C to 6°C.

In 2007 the IPCC estimated that this value is more likely to be between 2°C and 4.5°C.


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