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Record Greenhouse Gases Continue to Accumulate in the Atmosphere

September 24, 2014 by Henry Auer
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Carbon Accumulation

The world’s climate is affected by the atmospheric accumulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which continued unabated over the course of 2013. GHGs in the atmosphere preferentially retain heat radiating from the earth’s surface and prevent its escape to space.[read more]

Monitoring Atmospheric Carbon [VIDEO]

March 18, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Studying Atmospheric Carbon

Dr. Paul Fraser of the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) explains how he and his team monitor atmospheric CO2 concentrations globally. Beginning in 1974, CSIRO was one of the first non-American organization to measure CO2 in the atmosphere.[read more]

'American Carbon' Enters Atmosphere At Fastest Pace Ever

August 8, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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American Carbon

While U.S. carbon emissions have dropped somewhat in recent years — thanks to energy efficiency, renewables, the recession, and shale gas — America’s contribution to the global problem of ever-rising carbon production and consumption grows unabated.[read more]