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News :: Environment
CO2 and El Nino
04 Apr 2005
El Nino Years
CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase faster during El Nino years because warmer surface waters decrease ocean CO2 absorbtion - thus more CO2 stays in the atmosphere .
CO2 growth rate.JPG
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El Nino 60%.JPG
El NiƱos: 1982-83, 1986-1987, 1991-1995, 1997-98

See also:

CO2 on top of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii

Trends in air temperatures at Grand Rapids, MN

CO2 : Global growth rate (figure shown above)

Global Temperatures Graph (figure shown above)

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Re: CO2 and El Nino
04 Apr 2005
The graphic that shows El Nino years is missing on indymedia, but it can be viewed at this link: