Greenhouse effect

1863 Greenhouse effect

The book of science

Tom Sharp

John Tyndall atmospheric sciences

Greenhouse effect


John Tyndall was the first person to measure the ability of gases (including nitrogen, oxygen, water vapour, carbon dioxide, ozone, and methane) to absorb heat, and was the first to prove the greenhouse effect of earth’s atmosphere. This was the beginning of the modern understanding that global warming has been caused by the activities of man.

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