Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 05 Issue 02

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Volume 05, No. 2
Pages 125 - 125

NEWS AND INFORMATION • Let Roger Revelle Speak for Himself

Walter Munk Edward A. Frieman
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In the April 1991 issue of the Cosmos Club Journal, Singer, Revelle and Starr published a paper, “What To Do About Greenhouse Warming: Look Before You Leap,” Roger died in July 1991. One year later, in a discussion of Senator Gore’s book Earth In Balance, Gregg Easterbrook notes that Senator Gore failed to mention that “before his death last year, Revelle published a paper that concludes, ‘The scientific basis for greenhouse warming is too uncertain to justify drastic action at this time.’ ” (Italics ours; see Green Cassandras, The New Republic, 6 July 1992.) Easterbrook goes on to say. “A lifetime of study persuaded Revelle that carbon emissions should be restricted, but are far less hazardous than initially feared.”


Munk, W.H., and E.A. Frieman. 1992. Let Roger Revelle speak for himself. Oceanography 5(2):125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.22.