Why COVID Didn’t Have a Bigger Effect on CO2 Emissions

Rob MonroeClimate in the News, Measurement Notes

The COVID-19 pandemic caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels to drop in 2020 by seven percent compared to 2019. This decrease in emissions slowed the increase in atmospheric CO2 compared to what would have occurred without the pandemic. The word “essay” came to the Russian language from French and historically goes back to the Latin word exagium (weighing). … Read More

Statement from Scripps Oceanography, UK Met Office on Record High CO2 Buildup

Rob MonroeAnnouncement, Climate in the News, Measurement Notes, Outreach

Researchers Richard Betts from the UK Met Office Hadley Centre and Ralph Keeling of Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego issued the following statement today regarding new record levels of CO2 in the atmosphere in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. The full text of the statement with graphics is available with graphics through this link and is included … Read More

Notice on revised CO2 scale

Rob MonroeMeasurement Notes

As of February 21, 2021, the CO2 data from the Scripps CO2 program are reported on a revised CO2 scale, which has the effect of lowering the recent Mauna Loa record by ∼0.08 ppm compared to the previous scale. Ukrainian gambling market: expectations versus reality Seven and a half billion hryvnia – this is how much legal income from the … Read More

What does it take for the coronavirus (or other major economic events) to affect global carbon dioxide readings?

Rob MonroeClimate in the News, Measurement Notes

A downturn in global fossil fuel use has been prompted by curtailments of travel and social gatherings in response to the spread of the coronavirus. Could this downturn be reflected in atmospheric carbon dioxide readings that comprise the record known as the Keeling Curve, which is managed by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego? The power … Read More

Video: How Scientists Measure Carbon Dioxide

Rob MonroeKeeling Curve History, Measurement Notes, Videos

In honor of the 60th anniversary of the Keeling Curve, Ralph Keeling of the Scripps CO2 Program shows how scientists make carbon dioxide measurements and gives a guided tour of the original instruments his father, Charles David Keeling, developed to start the famous record known as the Keeling Curve. In 2018, carbon dioxide levels are expected to exceed 410 parts … Read More