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About Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide is without doubt the most well known greenhouse gas. It also the greenhouse gas man contributes to most, primarily through burning fossil fuels. Since the industrial revolution concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere have increased at an ever faster rate.

Certainly, at some point in the future concentrations will level off, but the impact this new concentration of carbon dioxide will have on our climate and on sea level could be severe.



Figure courtesy of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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