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written by Spencer Weart
This website contains a history of research on global warming. It supplements a short monograph that tells the history of climate change research as a single story. The web site contains essays on a wide range of topics including factors that influence climate, data on climate changes, theories and models of climate, and societal issues.

This material can be used as a resource for teaching about physics issues impacting society, sustainability, or scientific methods.
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General Physics
- History
- Scientific Reasoning
Other Sciences
- Environmental Science
- Upper Undergraduate
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Reference Material
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Website access is free for personal, non-commercial use without modification. The related book is available for purchase.
Restriction: © 2008 Spence Weart and the American Institute of Physics
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Keywords: anthropogenic, climate change, climate modeling, global warming
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 13, 2013 by Bruce Mason
Record Updated: Aug 10, 2020 by Lyle Barbato
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February 1, 2013
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S. Weart, (2008), WWW Document, (
S. Weart, The Discovery of Global Warming (2008), <>.
APA Format
Weart, S. (2013, February 1). The Discovery of Global Warming. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from
Chicago Format
Weart, Spencer. The Discovery of Global Warming. February 1, 2013. (accessed 21 May 2024).
MLA Format
Weart, Spencer. The Discovery of Global Warming. 2008. 1 Feb. 2013. 21 May 2024 <>.
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