Earth Cycles The Carbon Cycle : What Goes Around Comes Around

by John Harrison, Ph.D.

Further Exploration

Effects of doubling atmospheric CO2Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) - Researchers have modeled the effects of increased CO2 concentrations on hurricanes, surface air temperatures, and the oceans.

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

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeThe 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.



Charles Keeling


On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the GroundSvante Arrhenius's 1896 paper connecting major climatic changes to the carbon cycle.

News & Events

High Carbon Dioxide Levels Can Slow Plant GrowthScience Daily

Ability of oceans to store CO2 may change with climateNASA

Volcanic eruptions cause an increase in photosynthesisScientific American

Current Science NewsNews from around the world of science.


Jasper Ridge Global Change ExperimentScientists study the effect that increased CO2 levels have on plant growth.

Carbon Cycle Science ProgramResearch activities of the US Global Climate Research Project that are focused on carbon.

Google ScholarGoogle - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.


Greenhouse CalculatorEPA Victoria - Greenhouse Calculator

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

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