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The Keeling Curve – The Story of CO2

Presenter: AMNH
Date: Saturday, August 30, 2014

As the leading greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide is one of the atmosphere’s most closely watched ingredients. The scrutiny began in 1958, when a young geochemist named Charles Keeling began regularly measuring CO2 atop a massive Hawaiian volcano—and discovered some intriguing patterns. 

For a Google+ Hangout with the scientists behind this visualization, educational resources, and more, visit Keeling’s Curve: The Story of CO2 on the Science Bulletins website:

Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History. This visualization was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Topics:Earth System, Climate and Climate Change, Human Impacts
Audience:General public, Informal education, High school

Credit: American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), Science Bulletins