The Discovery of Global Warming                                                                          Spencer Weart

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List of illustrations

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Akio Arakawa
Svante Arrhenius
Bert Bolin
Wallace ("Wally") Broecker
Reid Bryson
Mikhail Budyko
Guy Stewart Callendar
Jule Charney, Norman Phillips, Princeton Group
Willi Dansgaard, Chet Langway, Hans Oeschger
Jack Eddy
Maurice ("Doc") Ewing
James ("Jim") Hansen
Charles D. ("Dave") Keeling

Syukuro ("Suki") Manabe
Martin Manning, Susan Solomon, Dahe Qin (IPCC)
J. Murray Mitchell, Jr.
Rajendra Pachauri
Veerabhadran ("Ram") Ramanathan
Nicholas ("Nick") Shackleton
Roger Revelle
Stephen Schneider
Hans Suess
Warren Washington
Robert T. Watson
Harry Wexler & V.A. Bugaev
Robert ("Bob") White

Keeling's first observation of CO2 rise, 1960
Keeling's Mauna Loa CO2 curve as of 1971
Keeling's curve through 2004
Camp Century ice temperatures for 15,000 years
Vostok temperatures and CO2 for 150,000 years
Broecker and Emiliani's sawtooth glacial cycles
Callendar's 20th-century temperatures

20th-century temperatures through 1982
Global temperatures 1880-2006
Rising sea level at New York City
The "hockey stick" – a millenium of Northern Hemisphere temperatures (1999) and A 1300-year global temperature reconstruction (2007)

"Wiring diagrams" of interconnections... Expanded
A primitive box model for carbon flow
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Schematic planet in 1969 computer model
Real geography in 1975 computer model ... Expanded

Other Pictures:
A cartoon view of the Office of Naval Research

Little America (Antarctica) 1956
Camp Century ice-core trench
Ice-core drillers (Andes, Greenland)

Vostok (Antarctica) drilling station
Deep-sea drilling
The Lamont deep-sea core library
Clathrate (methane hydrate)
The tundra flower dryas octopetala and its pollen
The foraminifer globigerinoides sacculifer
Princeton computer group with MANIAC I
NCAR labs, Boulder, CO
... supercomputer room
Mariner 9 view of Martian polar cap
Pinatubo 1991 eruption ash cloud

The 1930s Dust Bowl
The 1970s Sahel drought
Haze in the Grand Canyon
Alpine glacier change
Greenland ice stream discharge
Larsen B Ice Shelf breakup, 2002
Arctic and alpine wildlife
Edith's Checkerspot butterfly
cover 1988

Calvin & Hobbes cartoon
Polar bear T-shirt
US govt. statement altered to minimize climate risk
Scientists at 2007 IPCC meetings
Rockman mural, "Manifest Destiny"
Author (Spencer Weart)