The Greenhouse Effect
120 years of climate-change language
When Swedish meteorologist Nils Ekholm coined the term “greenhouse effect” in 1901, the impact of atmospheric gases on the planet’s temperature was more of a mathematical curiosity than a critical societal issue, writes EGU Communications Officer Hazel Gibson. As our scientific understanding of climate science evolves, she argues, so too must the language we use to communicate about the escalating climate crisis. Read more!