This animated visualization from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center shows a model of carbon dioxide swirl around the planet, “using observations from NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) satellite.”
Following the carbon dioxide
Life expectancy changes
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
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