Sunday, August 22, 2010

Detailed map project funded by NASA, US DOE about CO2 emissions

The National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have funded a project that has presented a video of carbon dioxide levels in the continental United States (the "lower 48 states").

The agencies have cooperated in funding Vulcan Project. The project has created and uploaded a video which shows a map of US carbon dioxide (CO2) levels.

Why should we be concerned with carbon dioxide? After all, we learn in school that we breathe in oxygen and we release carbon dioxide.

Actually, as a quick survey of the wikipedia carbon dioxide article will show us, fossil fuels produce carbon dioxide. The intake, by skin or by the air, of moderate amounts of carbon dioxide has many negative health effects.

Click on the right for the video on continental US carbon dioxide levels, in a map presentation. Bear with the long introduction, prior to the presentation of the maps.

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