First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide's Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth's Surface

Publish Date: 
February 25, 2015
Article Source: 
Berkeley Lab press release

AER scientist Eli Mlawer co-authored new research announced by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

“Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), [and co-authored by Atmospheric and Environmental Research] measured atmospheric carbon dioxide’s increasing capacity to absorb thermal radiation emitted from the Earth’s surface over an eleven-year period at two locations in North America. They attributed this upward trend to rising CO2 levels from fossil fuel emissions.”

Read the news announcement and view a video at First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide's Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth's Surface

Read about AER’s role in Eli’s blog post AER Contributes to Landmark Study on Earth’s Greenhouse Effect.