Thursday, December 14, 2017

Greenhouse gases continue climbing; 2012 a record year

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NOAA’s updated Annual Greenhouse Gas Index (AGGI), which measures the direct climate influence of many heat-trapping gases like carbon dioxide and methane, shows 2012 continued the steady upward trend that began with the Industrial Revolution of the 1880s.  Last year, CO2 at the peak of its cycle reached 400 ppm for one month at all eight Arctic sites for the first time.

NOAA, partners: Earth’s oceans and ecosystems still absorbing about...

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Earth’s oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study by University of Colorado and NOAA scientists published today in the journal Nature.