Weather Fundamentals

Early Weather History

Which Chinese scholar first hypothesized about climate change

In the eleventh century C.E. Chinese writer Shen Kuo (1031–1095) noticed that bamboo plants were buried in the ground near Shanbei. This region was far too northerly for bamboo to grow in Shen’s time, and he therefore reasoned that the climate there had once been very different.


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