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

What Does This Number Mean?

Rob MonroeMeasurement Notes

Repost of April 2013 entry The Mauna Loa carbon dioxide (CO2) record, also known as the “Keeling Curve,” is the world’s longest unbroken record of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations.  

A Keeling Curve Funding Update – April 2015

Rob MonroeOutreach

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego O2 and CO2 programs have received funding from multiple sources that put these operations on a relatively secure footing for the next few years.

How are CO2 Data Processed?

Rob MonroeMeasurement Notes

Scientists make CO2 measurements in remote locations to obtain air that is representative of a large volume of Earth’s atmosphere and relatively free from local influences that could skew readings.