Responsiveness of Atmospheric CO2 to Anthropogenic Emissions: A Note
9 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2015 Last revised: 21 Aug 2015
Date Written: August 21, 2015
A statistically significant correlation between annual anthropogenic CO2 emissions and the annual rate of accumulation of CO2 in the atmosphere over a 53-year sample period from 1959-2011 is likely to be spurious because it vanishes when the two series are detrended. The results do not indicate a measurable year to year effect of annual anthropogenic emissions on the annual rate of CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere.
Keywords: global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, integral of temperature
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