carbon dioxide levels

Study Finds Earth’s Atmosphere Is Strongly Sensitive To Small Changes In Carbon Dioxide Levels

The latest report from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact research finds that small changes in carbon dioxide levels have major impacts on the Earth’s climate. Too little leads to ice ages. Too much leads to overheating. Polar regions are effected the most by changes in CO2 levels and what they are telling us right now is that drastic changes are taking place that will affect all living things.

410 PPM & Rising — CO2 Levels Reach Dangerous Levels

High atop Mauna Loa on the island of Hawai’i, there is an observatory scientists use to study the cosmos. At 14,000 feet above sea level, it has a clearer view of the heavens than most places on Earth. (It is a neighbor of Kilauea, the volcano that erupted this week after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the island.) The observatory is also an ideal place to monitor the Earth’s atmosphere in a place with no local pollution from large cities. One of the instruments installed there measures the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air.