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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Melissa Charenko In the early twentieth century, there was no consensus about the nature of climate. Focusing on ecological understandings of climate, this article contends that the diverse scientific practices used by ecologists to reconstruct past climates resulted in different notions of climate...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (2): 223–245.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Janet Martin-Nielsen This paper traces the development of numerical climate models in the United Kingdom from 1963, when the U.K.’s Meteorological Office first took up climate modelling, to the mid-to-late 1970s, when climate change became politicized in the United Kingdom. The central question...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2010) 40 (3): 318–349.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Nicolas Nierenberg; Walter R. Tschinkel; Victoria J. Tschinkel The 1983 National Academy of Sciences report entitled Changing Climate, authored by a committee of physical and social scientists chaired by William Nierenberg, was an early comprehensive review of the effects of human-caused increases...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2008) 38 (1): 109–152.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... In the early 1980s, a consensus emerged among climate scientists that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels would lead to mean global warming of 2––3°°C, probably by the mid-twenty-first century, and would have serious deleterious effects, including sea level rise of at least seventy...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2006) 37 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 September 2006
...CHRISTOPHE MASUTTI ABSTRACT The study of climate change has deep roots in the history of North American ecology. At the time of the Wall Street crash and the Depression of the 1930s, America .s Great Plains were struck by the Dust Bowl, a phenomenon of catastrophic soil erosion that resulted from...