Apr
10
2012

Carbon dioxide is a potent climate changer

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration during the past 417,000 years
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration during the past 417,000 yearsCourtesy Wikipedia Commons
Skeptics of human-induced climate change have long pointed to a lag between an increase in temperature and a rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide at the end of the last Ice Age as suggesting that carbon dioxide is an effect of rising temperatures, not a cause. This lag, however, was based on evidence from only one place on Earth - ice core records from Antarctica.

A much more extensive study of paleo-temperature records from 80 sites around the world just published in Nature reveals that global temperature increases followed rises in the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is a heat-trapping gas that can drive climate change. This study greatly substantiates climate scientists who point out that the enormous quantities of carbon dioxide that human activities are putting into the atmosphere will result in dramatic changes in global climate if they are not curtailed.

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Anonymous says:

this information is very important for the earth rigt now

posted on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 6:36pm
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Anonymous says:

whoa

posted on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 11:33am
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Anonymous1 says:

Propagandizing our youth, I like it!

posted on Sun, 05/13/2012 - 3:07pm
Anny | Global Warming's picture

I have come to the conclusion that we all have a little blame global warming and its consequences and guilt even more politicians who do not slow down.

http://www.globalwarmingweb.com/carbon-dioxide.html

posted on Sat, 09/14/2013 - 10:08am

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