The danger of global warming has been warned by a 106-year New Zealand newspaper article about global carbon utilization.
“The world’s coal now burns up to 2 billion tonnes of carbon per year, when it is enough, combining oxygen with seven billion tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, which can make the air more efficient for the Earth, and the planet’s temperature may rise. it will be significant in the centuries, “wrote the Live Science science newsletter on 14 August 1912 in the scientific section of The Rodney and Otamatea Times.
The one-paragraph warning was originally published in the March 1912 issue of Popular Mechanincs in a March of 1912 as a capture of a large coal-processing shooter. The picture was attached to Francis Molena’s article published in the journal, titled 1911 Surprising Weather: The Impact of Carbon Firing on Climate – What scientists predict for the future.
In this article, Molena explained the relationship between carbon dioxide in the air and warmer temperatures. “As coal burns produce carbon dioxide, the question may be whether the widespread use of this fuel in modern times can be an important factor in filling the atmosphere with carbon dioxide and indirectly contributing to the rise in Earth’s temperature” written by.
Before the publication of Molina’s writing, scientists have been reporting the effects of carbon use on the climate for decades. Researchers have been investigating the question since 1882, as evidenced by H.A. Philipps The Pollution of the Atmosphere in the Science journal Nature. French physicist Joseph Fourier, however, has been observing in 1824 that the composition of the atmosphere has an effect on the weather.
Jeff Nichols, a historian at the University of Illinois, said that he had many examples of how, from 1883 to 1912, newspapers such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer or The Kansas City Star published articles on how the climate affects carbon- increase in carbon dioxide.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 65 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions are carbon dioxide, with carbon dioxide emissions rising by 19 percent between 1900 and 2010 by 90 percent. In 2014, the largest carbon dioxide emitters were China, the United States, the European Union, the Russian Federation and Japan.