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A CO2 History

A CO2 History

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, November 17, 2016/Categories: natural history, video, sustainability, environment, climate change

                    Maune Loa Atmospheric Data, 1970-2015 (credit: Scripps Inst. Oceanography & ESRL)

An infographic, produced from ice-cores and atmospheric data, helps explain CO2 concentrations from 800,000 years ago to 2016. An animation was produced by the Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) of NOAA from measurements gathered by the Greenhouse Gas Reference Network of monitoring stations.

One station atop Mauna Loa in Hawai'i recorded the first CO2 changes in the early 1970's. A global network of measurement stations subsequently developed and now gathers data for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. It was at NCAR that three chemists won Nobel Prizes for their initial research into atmospheric chemistry and its influences on the climate 35 years ago.

The data keeps piling up for anyone paying attention.



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