Modelling and monitoring 'Greenhouse' warming

A. Henderson-Sellers*

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Greenhouse warming is now commonly accepted by politicians and the general public and is the subject of active research. This paper traces the greenhouse theory as far back as 1827, highlighting new directions and significant advances over that time. Three main themes emerge: that certain radiatively active gases are responsible for warming the planet; that humans are increasing the concentrations of these gases and hence inadvertently influencing this warming; that climate models are designed to permit prediction of the climatic changes resulting from changed loadings in these gases, but that they have not yet achieved this goal of prediction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-275
Number of pages6
JournalTrends in Ecology and Evolution
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1990


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