Why Don’t Global Surface Temperature Trends Match Atmospheric CO2 Increases?

Rob MonroeDaily Measurements

Question submitted to Scripps Oceanography science magazine explorations now by Ruben M., Watsonville, Calif. Great question Ruben! The surface temperature we experience every day is not expected to perfectly track CO2 because CO2 isn’t the only factor driving climate change. Still, it is quite an important factor, and the overall rise in temperature does roughly follow the overall rise in CO2. … Read More

How Much CO2 Can The Oceans Take Up?

Rob MonroeMeasurement Notes

  A companion phenomenon of emitting CO2 into the atmosphere is the loading of the oceans with elevated levels of carbon dioxide created by fossil fuel burning and other human activities.

Video: The Keeling Curve Turns 50

Rob MonroeVideos

This 2008 film made for the 50th anniversary of the Keeling Curve features interview footage with the measurement’s creator Charles David Keeling originally filmed for the 2004 Finnish documentary “The Venus Theory.”