Climate Change the Basics of CO2

June 2, 2014 9:02 PM

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Climate Change the Basics of CO2

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a relatively simple molecule, but a major part of climate change. It is a basic component of the world’s atmosphere that continues to increase with the number of humans, animals and machines exhaling it into the atmosphere.

April 2014 saw atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Northern Hemisphere reach sustained levels above 400 parts per million (PPM) for the first time. Before the Industrial Revolution, levels are estimated to have been 240 PPM. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change declared ...

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