Global Warming Predictions – In 1847 (2/6)

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The 1800s, particularly for Europe and the USA, are seen by many as being the golden age of industrialisation, with the smoggy and mechanised world of Victorian London being the first thing many think of when the century is mentioned. However, despite the obvious damage to the environment around them, very few ever stopped to actually consider the consequences of such rapid progression. George Perkins Marsh, a congressman from Vermont, however would mark himself out as the exception. In what would be one of the very first warnings of the effects of global warming, Marsh predicted that human intervention on the Earth’s natural resources would, eventually, cause the temperature of the planet to gradually rise. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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