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Charles David Keeling

1928 - 2005

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Charles David Keeling (April 20, 1928 – June 20, 2005) was an American scientist whose recording of carbon dioxide at the Mauna Loa Observatory confirmed Svante Arrhenius's proposition (1896) of the possibility of anthropogenic contribution to the greenhouse effect and global warming, by documenting the steadily rising carbon dioxide levels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles David Keeling has received more than 221,452 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Charles David Keeling is the 497th most popular biologist (up from 556th in 2019), the 4,951st most popular biography from United States (up from 5,044th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Charles David Keeling ranks 497 out of 841Before her are Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, Patrick Manson, Alwin Berger, Juliane Koepcke, Hugo von Mohl, and Gustav Karl Wilhelm Hermann Karsten. After her are Heinrich Schrader, Ernst Rudolf von Trautvetter, David Starr Jordan, Johan Ernst Gunnerus, Rudolf Schlechter, and George Albert Boulenger.

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Among people born in 1928, Charles David Keeling ranks 297Before her are Mary Daly, Bob Crane, Vincent Gigante, Steingrímur Hermannsson, Minas Avetisyan, and Anatoly Filipchenko. After her are Tzannis Tzannetakis, Pierre Étaix, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Sisavath Keobounphanh, Leonid Bronevoy, and Giacomo Biffi. Among people deceased in 2005, Charles David Keeling ranks 167Before her are Vincent Gigante, Tetyana Yablonska, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Laurel Aitken, Lucien Carr, and Dorothy Stang. After her are Jacques Dufilho, István Nyers, Fei Xiaotong, Marga López, Ossie Davis, and Mustai Karim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles David Keeling ranks 4,951 out of 18,182Before her are Patsy Cline (1932), David A. Huffman (1925), Chief Joseph (1840), Phil Woods (1931), Brad Harris (1933), and Donald Barthelme (1931). After her are Ruth St. Denis (1879), Ona Zee (1951), Jim Hutton (1934), Sandra Day O'Connor (1930), Art Carney (1918), and Kyle Chandler (1965).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Charles David Keeling ranks 69Before her are James P. Allison (1948), Sewall Wright (1889), Esther Lederberg (1922), Craig Mello (1960), Garrett Hardin (1915), and Aldo Leopold (1887). After her are David Starr Jordan (1851), Arthur Cronquist (1919), George C. Williams (1926), Robert Sapolsky (1957), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), and Paul R. Ehrlich (1932).