Earth's CO2 Home Page was launched in December 2007. Since then, it has been kept up to date to show the latest data for the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmopshere. This makes it easy for people to find and track the changes in CO2 levels.
Why is it important to do this? Because CO2 is our main driver for human-caused global warming, climate change and ocean acidification. In short, CO2 is the main cause of our greatest environmental challenges. When you pay attention to the CO2 trends, you may find it easier to understand what it will take to stabilze global temperature, climate and pH levels in the ocean.
[For one thing, check out this "FAQ" from the latest IPCC report: 'If emissions of greenhouse gases are reduced, how quickly do their concentrations in the atmospheric decrease?' Or read this paper by top climate scientists: Target Atmospheric CO2: Where Should Humanity Aim?]
CO2Now.org is run independently on a self-funded basis. It is a part-time project that reposts objective, global data and makes it more accessible. This helps people get important, factual data. We can help end the climate crisis by gaining a better understanding of how our activities influence the climate, and what we can do to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Global climate data is elemental information that can help advance climate awareness, climate literacy and climate solutions.
If you would like to help others find and track atmospheric CO2 levels, here is a unique thing you can do at the CO2Now website: Embed a free CO2Now widget on your blog or website. When you do this, the widget updates without you needing to do anthing else. It keeps you and your site visitors on top of the latest data for atmospheric CO2 levels. You get updates at the same time as CO2Now.org and the world's top climate scientists. When you use one of these innovative widgets, you will join many hundreds of others around the world who see the importance of keeping atmospheric CO2 levels up front and top of mind.
Whether or not you use one of the CO2Now widgets, I encourage you to keep learning and sharing your knowledge about atmospheric CO2, global temperature changes and what we can do to help one another stabilize global temperature, climate and ocean pH levels. The data shows that right now, we need to do a lot more to get the climate trends moving in the right direction.
Creator of Earth's CO2 Home Page & CO2Now.org
Michael lives with his family and works for government in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.