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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Water vapor appears to cause the most important positive feedback

      Water vapor is the most 'potent' or common greenhouse gas as of right now, it contributes to the largest amount of positive feedback in the atmosphere.

    2. The heating or cooling of Earth’s surface and oceans can cause changes in the natural sources and sinks of these gases, and thus change greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere

      When CO2 rises or lowers, it affects the oceans. More water goes in from melting, more water is held in the atsmosphere because it is warmer, and more heat is held in because of the excess water vapor.

    3. CO2 levels varied in tandem with the glacial cycles

      Glacial melting changes along with any change is temperature (melting and freezing)

    1. Svante Arrhenius in 1896. His paper, published in the Philosophical Magazine and Journal of Science, was the first to quantify the contribution of carbon dioxide to what scientists now call the "greenhouse effect."

      Beginning of research into greenhouse gasses, global warming and CO2 emissions.

    2. A greenhouse gas is any gaseous compound in the atmosphere that is capable of absorbing infrared radiation

      Definition of a greenhouse gas.

  2. Dec 2018