A team of scientists led by the Berkeley Lab has been able to positively link rising CO2 levels to fossil fuel emissions. Their study, recently published in the journal Nature, reveals results from research sites in Oklahoma and Alaska, where scientists measured thermal infrared energy from the atmosphere to the surface over the course of 11 years. Using a modeling system that tracks CO2 sources across the globe, they measured carbon dioxide as it relates to the planet's energy balance. “Numerous studies show rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, but our study provides the critical link between those concentrations and the addition of energy to the system, or the greenhouse effect,” said scientist Daniel Feldman of Berkeley Lab.
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