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

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Volume 05, No. 2
Pages 126 - 127

NEWS AND INFORMATION • What Can We Do About Climate Change?

Roger R. Revelle
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There is a good, but by no means certain, chance that the world’s average climate will become significantly warmer during the next century, because of the increasing atmospheric concentrations of infrared-absorbing and re-radiating, so-called “greenhouse” gases. These comprise compounds with three or more atoms per molecule. They included carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, chlorofluorocarbons, tropospheric ozone, and several others present in trace concentrations (water vapor is also a greenhouse gas).


Revelle, R.R. 1992. What can we do about climate change? Oceanography 5(2):126–127, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.23.