A correspondent recently asked Keeling Curve researchers to settle a family disagreement about the cause of rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere and whether the current trend is natural or human-caused. Scripps geochemist Ralph Keeling provided the following answer:
March 29 marked the 60th anniversary of the Keeling Curve, a detailed record of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere produced by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego in concert with NOAA.
Strategies sought to mitigate greenhouse gases
Innovative and easy-to-use visualizations depicting aspects of climate change are available through the Keeling Curve website.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography drew the world’s preeminent experts in the measurement of greenhouse gases
Scripps Oceanography lab monitoring atmospheric CO2 named National Historic Chemical Landmark
Tim Lueker combines research and art to portray environmental change
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego O2 and CO2 programs have received funding from multiple sources that put these operations on a relatively secure footing for the next few years.
Supports continued operation of the iconic measurement series
The story of the Keeling Curve is beautifully animated in this new video. The American Museum of Natural History will host a Google+ Hangout Sept. 9, 2014 on the topic of the Keeling Curve. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z8g-smE2sk&w=560&h=315]
Several readers have asked why Keeling Curve cannot set up a mechanism to receive donations via PayPal. The short answer is that to do so would violate University of California policy. The UC Office of the President has found that PayPal’s security procedures do not comply with UC standards. For the latest on support efforts for the Keeling Curve, see this …
The last few months have been an interesting time for the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego O2 and CO2 programs, as we faced a very challenging budget situation. The central activity of these programs involves making observations of atmospheric CO2 and O2 concentrations that are critical to understanding the state of our planet. Some of you may have read the letter of …
David Victor, renowned expert on energy and climate change policy, to discuss challenges of climate change mitigation The Keeling Lecture is part of the Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series. It takes place at Birch Aquarium at Scripps and is open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $8 …
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A note on the current financial status of the Keeling Curve program and Scripps O2 program