Washington DC: AAAS, 1999. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL WRAPS OF A PAPER CONSIDERED THE 1st PUBLISHED ANALYSIS OF THE COMBINED EFFECTS OF NATURAL COOLING AND THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT. In this paper, Broecker analyzes the cooling that took place between 1945 and 1975 through the combined effect of the natural cooling cycle and greenhouse effect warming and found that doing so predicted a slight cooling, but in the future, the greenhouse effect would dominate.
“One of the first scientists to predict an imminent rise in the earth’s temperature due to human output of carbon dioxide, Broecker was credited with introducing the phrase “global warming” into the scientific lexicon in the 1970s. Much of his work focused on the oceans. Among other things, his studies of marine chemistry helped lay out the map of global ocean circulation, and its powerful effects on climate. His studies also helped lay the basis for many other scientists’ work in a variety of fields. Not content to just do research, he made friends with and extended his influence to powerful figures in government and business” (Krajick, Wallace Broecker, Prophet of Climate Change: A World Explorer of Oceans and Atmosphere. 1931-2019, Earth Institute, Columbia University 19 February 2019). Item #1469
CONDITION & DETAILS: Washington DC: The American Association for the Advancement of Science. 8vo. Original pictorial wrappers. The issue bears three small library markings on the front wrap (see photo); the wraps are otherwise bright and very clean. The inside is also bright and very clean. Very good condition.