Question

Fourier predicted the green house effect and it was coined by

A

Fourier

B

Tanseley

C

Arrhenius

D

Odum

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Solution

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Correct option is C)

The burning of fossil fuels leads to increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) was a Swedish scientist who was the first to claim in 1896 that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming. He proposed a relation between atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and temperature. He found that the average surface temperature of the earth is about C because of the infrared absorption capacity of water vapour and carbon dioxide. This is called as the natural greenhouse effect. 
So, the correct answer is option C.

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