Responsiveness of Atmospheric CO2 to Anthropogenic Emissions: A Note
Sonoma State University
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.
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Keywords: global warming, climate change, greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide, integral of temperature
Date posted: August 12, 2015 ; Last revised: August 21, 2015