Esther Willig (1896 - 1985)

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Esther Willig
1896 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Esther Willig was born on October 15, 1896. She died in December 1985 at 89 years of age. We know that Esther Willig had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19131.


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Esther Willig died in December 1985 at 89 years old. She was born on October 15, 1896. We are unaware of information about Esther's immediate family. We know that Esther Willig had been residing in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 19131.
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In 1896, in the year that Esther Willig was born, in April, the first study on global warming due to CO2 - carbon dioxide - in the atmosphere was published by Swedish scientist Svante Arrhenius. Arrhenius concluded that human activity due to the Industrial Revolution would amplify CO2 in the atmosphere, causing a greenhouse effect. His conclusions have been extensively tested in the ensuing 100+ years and are still seen to hold true.

In 1907, when she was merely 11 years old, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1914, she was 18 years old when in August, the Panama Canal opened to traffic. Begun by the French in the 1880's and abandoned, the United States undertook further construction in 1904. After 10 years, and the elimination of malaria carrying mosquitoes (which caused immense delays for the French and the Americans), the 48 mile long artificial waterway - a series of locks - created a shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

In 1926, at the age of 30 years old, Esther was alive when on November 15th, NBC was founded. It was the U.S.'s first major broadcast network. Ownership of the network was split between RCA (a majority partner at 50%), its founding corporate parent General Electric (which owned 30%), and Westinghouse (which owned the remaining 20%).

In 1985, in the year of Esther Willig's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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