Niels Bohr Institute: "CO2 follows temperature"



10/05/2019 09:40 - Posted by Tom van Leeuwen
New research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen indicates that atmospheric CO2 concentrations follow temperature, and not the other way around.

“Our analyses of ice cores from the ice sheet in Antarctica shows that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere follows the rise in Antarctic temperatures very closely and is staggered by a few hundred years at most,” explains Sune Olander Rasmussen, Associate Professor and centre coordinator at the Centre for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen.

Warmer water can contain less CO2, so when oceans warm up they release CO2 to the atmosphere.

This is in clear contradiction with the CO2-hypothesis that says that CO2 causes warming.


 

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