Earth CyclesThe Carbon Cycle: What Goes Around Comes Around

by John Arthur Harrison, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

How much will Earth warm if carbon dioxide doubles pre-industrial levels?

NOAA / Climate.gov - Discussion of what effects doubling pre-industrial carbon dioxide levels will likely cause, including an explanation of the equilibrium climate sensitivity concept.

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) - Graphs and downloadable data of carbon dioxide measurements from air smapling stations and ice cores.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

The offical website of the working group established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization to assess human impacts on climate change.

Biography

CKeeling
Charles Keeling

Classics

On the influence of carbonic acid in the air upon the temperature of the ground

Svante Arrhenius's 1896 paper connecting major climatic changes to the carbon cycle.

News & Events

High Carbon Dioxide Levels Can Slow Plant Growth

Science Daily

Volcanic eruptions cause an increase in photosynthesis

Scientific American

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.

Research

Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment

Scientists study the effect that increased CO2 levels have on plant growth.

United States Carbon Cycle Science Program

An interagency partnership among various U.S. government agencies to coordinate and facilitate federally funded carbon cycle research.

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

Personal Greenhouse Gas Calculator

EPA - an online calculator to obtain an estimate of a household's greenhouse gas emissions.

And so from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot;
And thereby hangs a tale.
- William Shakespeare from As You Like It