News tagged with atmospheric carbon dioxide

When continents break it gets warm on Earth 

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2 in the air, it depended solely on the ...

dateNov 13, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Where is all that carbon dioxide going?

An international team of scientists announced today at the Bonn climate talks that human emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide are again rising this year, after three years of remaining basically flat. They project ...

dateNov 14, 2017 in Environment
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Melting snow aids absorption of carbon dioxide

It appears that something good can come from something bad. Although rising global temperatures are causing seasonal snow cover to melt earlier in the spring, this allows for the snow-free boreal forests to absorb more carbon ...

dateOct 31, 2017 in Environment
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