Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentrations

Good statistic for climate science lecture: Atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are currently increasing at an annual rate of 0.5%, “200 times faster than any changes that occurred during the last eight glacial cycles.” Albright, et al., Ocean Acidification Compromises Recritment Success of the Threatened Caribbean Coral Acropora Palmata, PNAS Early Edition, 10.1073/pnas.1007273107 (2010).

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