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Media, Books and Journals

ISSUES RELATED TO climate change and global warming have been an important part of scientific literature. These questions have been brought from academic circles to the public sphere. For example, an article on global warming appearing in a newspaper such as the Wall Street Journal is likely to reach an immediate audience, even though this newspaper is not an academic science publication.

Booksand Encyclopedias

In the 21st century, books have posed emerging theories of climate change, in some cases beyond basic debates about the existence of global warming. Many contemporary scientists claim to have published the “first book on climate change,” however, French mathematician Jean Baptiste Fourier (1768–1830) first theorized the greenhouse effect in 1827. In 1989, Bill McKibben wrote what is often regarded as one of ...

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