Washington DC: The White House, 1965. 1st Edition. FIRST EDITION OF A PAPER & REPORT THAT MARKS THE 1st TIME THAT A U.S. PRESIDENT WAS OFFICIALLY WARNED OF ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS FROM THE ACCUMULATION OF FOSSIL-FUEL CARBON DIOXIDE IN THE ATMOSPHERE (Ken Caldeira, atmospheric scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology writing in 50th Anniversary Few Remember: LBJ’s Warning on Carbon Dioxide, Jackson Free Press, 2015).
Revelle’s paper is a chapter of a report on environmental pollution issued by President Johnson's Science Advisory Committee. A pioneering climate scientist, Revelle chaired the “pollution” sub-committee of leading climate experts. The report makes clear that greenhouse warming was a matter of real concern, arguing that there could be “marked changes in climate not controllable through local or even national efforts.”
Revelle’s paper specifically describes the science of carbon dioxide as known at the time and clearly forecast growing atmospheric carbon dioxide as well as warming and sea level rise. Revelle's forecasts proved and remain on-target. The paper calls for experimentation with climate modification, and repeats his 1957 statement that "man is unwittingly conducting a vast geophysical experiment.”
ALSO INCLUDED: Papers by Wallace Broecker, Charles Keeling, Harmon Craig, and J Smagorisnky among others. Item #1516
CONDITION & DETAILS: Washington, DC: The White House, Washington, DC). 8vo. 317pp. Tightly and solidly bound in original wraps. A few signs of age on the exterior, fine interior. Overall near fine.