Global warming is turning 35! Not only has the current spate of global warming been going on for about 35 years now, but also the term global warming will have its 35th anniversary next week. On 8 August 1975, Wally Broecker published his paper Are we on the brink of a pronounced global warming? in the journal Science. That appears to be the first use of the term global warming in the scientific literature (at least its the first of over 10,000 papers for this search term according to the ISI database of journal articles).
To those who even today claim that global warming is not predictable, the anniversary of Broeckers paper is a reminder that global warming was actually predicted before it became evident in the global temperature records over a decade later (when Jim Hansen in 1988 famously stated that global warming is here).
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