CO2 Now

About CO2 Now
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Since 2008, has been reposting and redistributing the latest readings for atmospheric CO2 and other climate change indicators from leading science sources.  It is an independent, citizen-run website that makes it easier for the global public to access and monitor information that is essential for understanding global changes in the earth's climate and biosphere. 

The site aims to raise the profile and understanding of the accelerating rise of atmospheric CO2 that affects all people and the wider community of life. Why? Because global problems like human-caused climate change and ocean acidification do not get solved when the rising level of atmospheric CO2 is not seen, understood and stopped. 

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Michael McGee  |  August 2010Earth’s CO2 home page – and CO2 website – was launched into cyberspace on December 17, 2007.  At first, it was a one-page website that featured a single number:  the November 2007 average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere.    Every month since then, Earth’s CO2 Home Page has been faithfully and promptly kept up to date.

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Michael McGee in front of the solar panels that power 

These solar panels power the website.  They are located at the data centre near Sun City, California.   The sun powers the web servers in the data centre.  It also produces extra power that is stored in batteries to keep the data center running 24 hours a day, 365 days  a year.  The facility is the only data center in the world that gets its energy directly from the sun. 

CO2Now Coverage PDF Print E-mail is featured in the 2010 Guide to Best Websites on Sustainability.  This book is available in print and as an e-book.   It was produced by Manuel Quirós Galdón of Portugal. 



Lulu  |  Guía de las mejores web en torno a la sostenibilidad 2010 -Guide to the best websites on sustainability 2010




CO2Now Users PDF Print E-mail


The website and information tools are used by people of many backgrounds worldwide.   From time to time, aggregate information is posted about the people who visit the site and use the tools.  The following snapshot covers the one month period ending April 21, 2011. 

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From 2007 to present, more than 95% of the funding for has been provided by Michael McGee and Traci McGee.  

Funding contributions have also been supplied by family members and a number of private individuals who include: Will Spaulding, Peter  Carter, Julie  Johnston,  Jack Scott, Richard  Habgood and Martin Herzfeld.  On occasion, cheques are received 'spontaneously' from users of the website.