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100 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell warned us about the ‘greenhouse effect’

In a 1917 paper, Alexander Graham Bell wrote that the unrestricted burning of fossil fuels “would have a sort of greenhouse effect.” The man who invented the telephone four decades earlier added, “the net result is the greenhouse becomes a sort of hot-house.”

Bell was also concerned about the inevitable depletion of fossil fuels — “What shall we do when we have no more coal and oil?” So in a 1917 article for National Geographic Magazine, he urged the development of renewable ethanol fuel from agricultural waste, corn stalks, and saw-mill dust.” As one biographer wrote, Bell would “also explore ideas in energy conservation” and “solar heating.”

And all this time you thought the Chinese invented the greenhouse effect to beat us at manufacturing.

Source: 100 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell warned us about the ‘greenhouse effect’

It really isn’t rocket science…  those in denial do so for a variety of reasons which include (and can be combined as well):

  • Misinformed or Uninformed
  • Confirmation Bias
  • Paid to deny it through a variety of methods
  • Are convinced nothing can be done about it so choose to carry on as if nothing is happening
  • Allow their religious and or political beliefs to fortify their biases
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