Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Science News describes our planet’s fluctuating levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) as documented by the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), which was launched in 2014.
According to data from OCO-2, Earth’s atmosphere has recently experienced its biggest rise in CO2 in at least 2,000 years.
Observations from OCO-2 will help scientists understand where, why, and how much CO2 is distributed across the globe, which will greatly improve long-term climate forecasting.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA Science News