Politics of the atmosphere

The 1960s and 1970s brought climate science into a new era. Scientifically, new technologies followed by new ways of looking at the Earth as a system laid the foundation for the science of climate change. Politically, we saw the birth of international environ

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70 Weart, The Discovery of Global Warming, 42.

71 William W. Kellogg, "Mankind's Impact on Climate: the Evolution of Awareness," Climate Change 10, (1987): 113; Hart and Victor, "Scientific Elites and the Making of US Policy for Climate Change Research 1957-74"; President's Science Advisory Commission 1965 as quoted in Shardul Agrawala, "Context and Early Origin of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change," Climate Change 39, (1998): 605; Weart, The Discovery of Global Warming, 44.

mental politics in general and politics of the atmosphere in particular - a development that tied advances in science with political ambitions to lessen Cold War tensions between East and West. But a new tension was increasingly visible - between the industrialized and the developing world, or between the global North and global South.

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