The COVID pandemic and atmospheric CO2, Part II

Our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases continues today with this post on atmospheric CO2 contents and the response of atmospheric CO2 levels to the 2020 pandemic drop in CO2 emissions. Guest blogger Johan C. Varekamp is Harold Stearns Professor in Earth Sciences, emeritus, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. He has authored approximately […]

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The COVID pandemic and atmospheric CO2, Part I

Last week, we introduced our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases. Today, we offer our first post, which looks at the effect of the COVID pandemic on CO2 emissions and the relationship between emissions and our global economy. Please welcome our guest blogger, Johan C. Varekamp, whose combination of professional expertise and straightforward explanations […]

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Just the (Climate) Facts, Please

Introducing Our Science and Policy Series on Greenhouse Gases You already know that greenhouse gases—and particularly CO2 emissions—are a major driver of rising temperatures and, therefore, climate change. But just how much greenhouse gas is our planet subject to now, how dangerous is it for our climate, and what needs to be done? These are […]

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