Nils Gustaf Ekholm

Swedish meteorologist

Nils Gustaf Ekholm (9 October 1848 – 5 April 1923) was a Swedish meteorologist. He led a Swedish geophysical expedition to Spitsbergen in 1882–1883.[1]

Nils Gustaf Ekholm in the 1890s.

In 1899 Ekholm pointed out that, at present rates, coal burning might eventually double the concentration of atmospheric CO2.

Ekholm was a friend of Svante Arrhenius, who first predicted that burning coal would raise the global temperature.

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  1. The biography is based on Anders Ångström, "Ekholm, Nils Gustaf", in Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, vol. 12 (1949), pp. 720–725.