Wednesday, February 15, 2012

800,000 Year Record Broken

This is one of the classic graphs of climate science. It's the starting point of a great animation/explanation.

Obviously the scary bit is the CO2 we've added in recent history. It's such a large amount, and so sudden, that the line appears vertical.

Knowing the role of greenhouse gases in warming the planet, it still astounds me that they can be at such record-breaking levels while some people still claim there is nothing to worry about.

For more info check out the full animation - it's just 2 and a half minutes.

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