A video illustrating the flow of carbon dioxide around the world over the course of a year has been released by NASA.
The three-minute visualisation, in which high concentrations of the greenhouse gas can be seen pluming from the world’s major centres of industry and swirling around the globe, took 75 days to create on a NASA supercomputer housed at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and sought to illustrate two points about climate change that are often not paid proper attention.
The northern hemisphere is almost entirely responsible for carbon dioxide emissions (Picture: NASA)
The first is that the nations of the northern hemisphere are almost entirely responsible for emissions of carbon dioxide – shown by the ominous dark red swirling from industry hubs and megacities like Beijing, Los Angeles and Moscow – while the second is that huge quantities of CO2 are absorbed seasonally by the world’s forests and…
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