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Keeling Nails Carbon Dioxide

…How would YOU measure CO2?

Just say... you decided you wanted to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere ... how would you go about doing it?

For example, what kind of measurement would you use?

Earth!

Would you try to measure all of the CO2 from all over the world?

 
Co2_truck

Or would you take a certain amount of atmosphere (say, a 10 cubic meter truckful)?

 

How would you do it?