The greenhouse effect explained

Carbon Tracker Animation

Tracking the changes in Atmospheric Carbon

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CarbonTracker CT2017


CarbonTracker CO2 weather for June-July, 2008.Warm colors show high atmospheric CO2concentrations, and cool colors show low concentrations. As the summer growing season takes hold, photosynthesis by forests and crops draws concentrations of CO2 down, opposing the general increase from fossil fuel burning. The resulting high- and low-CO2 air masses are then moved around by weather systems to form the patterns shown here.


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