WxTalk Webinar #57


Webinar #57 - Monday, March 20, 2017

Carbon in the Atmosphere
Scott Denning
Dept of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State Univ.
Fort Collins, CO


Most people are familiar with the fact that burning carbon-based fuels adds CO2 to the air, but were you aware that about half of the carbon we burn disappears and therefore doesn’t contribute to climate change? Absorption of CO2 by the oceans, plants, and soils has provided an effectively free 50% emissions reduction that is worth trillions of dollars to the world economy! Where does this “missing carbon” go? How does it get there? Is there anything we can do to enhance these CO2 removal processes? Will the missing carbon come back to bite us later? We will explore these questions and more in this lively webinar.

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