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Swedish Chemist Svante Arrhenius Laid Out The First Basic Ideas Of Climate Change

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Ryan Gengler
27 February 2017
Instructor: Mrs. Nutter
English 121
Research Narrative Swedish Chemist Svante Arrhenius laid out the first basic ideas of climate change in 1896 (Weart 34). Some of these basic ideas were the causes of climate change, such as the greenhouse effect (Anttila-Hughes, Oppenheimer 11). At this point in time, this was all new research which influenced others to continue the research on climate change. As time progressed, more and more people began to believe in the effects of climate change due to the large amounts of research done since Arrhenius introduced the issue (Weart 34). Nowadays, the idea of climate change is argued whether it exists or not, without taking the large amounts of research into account. The
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