New website to monitor greenhouse gases

Jun 20, 2011
An Australian research institute has launched a website that allows the public to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in the southern hemisphere.

An Australian research institute on Monday launched a website that allows the public to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in the southern hemisphere.

The government-backed Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) developed the site so people can see for themselves how gases have increased as a result of human activity.

"The measurements testify to a steady rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere, mainly caused by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation," said CSIRO scientist Paul Fraser.

The website, www.csiro.au/greenhouse-gases, has interactive graphs showing the levels of carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane.

Chemicals that deplete the ozone layer are also measured, such as chlorofluorocarbons and halons, with the site updated monthly as new samples are tested.

The data is taken from air samples collected by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology at Cape Grim in Tasmania.

Cape Grim is seen as an important site, as the air sampled arrives there after long trajectories over the Southern Ocean with the air representative of a large area of the unaffected by .

Northern hemisphere air is monitored by Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

"The graphs we've made available online will enable people to examine the evidence about the major driver of recent climate change," said Fraser.

"This is fundamental information in determining the global actions needed to avoid greenhouse gases rising to dangerous levels."

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The measurements testify to a steady rise in carbon dioxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere, . . ."


But not global temperatures!

See today's news story, "Sun, Sun, Sun" !

http://skepticals...sun-sun/

And the report that a lawsuit has been filed "in federal district court in the District of Columbia to force the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to release ethics records for taxpayer-funded global warming activist Dr. James Hansen specifically records that pertain to his outside employment, revenue generation, and advocacy activities."

"ATI seeks to learn whether NASA approved Hansens outside employment, which public financial disclosures and other documents reveal to have brought him at least $1.2 million in the past four years."

www.atinstitute.o...-hansen/

Oliver K. Manuel