Evaluating the climatic effect of doubling atmospheric CO2 via an analysis of Earth's historical temperature record

Sherwood B. Idso, Robert Balling

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Abstract

An analysis of Earth's historical temperature record, together with data pertaining to historical increases in atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases, suggests that a 300 to 600 ppm doubling of the air's CO2 content would raise the mean surface air temperature of the globe by < 0.4°C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalScience of the Total Environment, The
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Pollution

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