Tag: Quaternary

CO2 hits 390 ppm

The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, as measured at Mauna Loa, has just ticked over to 390 ppm. Actually, that’s not quite true — the level is 392.39 ppm as of April. But CO2 levels are slightly higher during the northern spring than the southern spring, because the Northern Hemisphere has more …

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Global Warming Contrarians Part 5: Counting Carbon

This is the latest instalment in a continuing series of posts on the (mostly bad) arguments that contrarians make against global warming. A list of earlier parts in the series can be found at the bottom of this post. Claim: Natural CO2 emissions far outweigh our own. Fact: This claim is true but misleading. Before …

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Global Warming Contrarians Part 4: Back to Basics

So far in my series of posts on the arguments contrarians make against global warming, I’ve written about the changes being observed in the Earth’s climate. I wrote about whether the global temperature has increased (short answer: yes); whether it has recently stopped increasing (short answer: probably not); and whether ice is declining around the …

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