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This is a visualisation of current CO₂ levels in Earth's atmosphere (red is less, blue is more).

Earth's two largest rainforests are the Congo and the Amazon, and they show up here as very obvious red patches. Between them, they pull so much CO₂ out of the atmosphere that it affects the entire Southern Hemisphere!

earth.nullschool.net/#current/

(via @tuxom)

@InvaderXan @tuxom

I wonder what's up with the small dark spots in Morocco and southern Spain.

@clifstan
I'd guess they're from regions with irrigation farming. That or it's the earliest signs of northern hemisphere plant life properly waking up.

But I'm not entirely sure.

@clifstan

@InvaderXan

Yes.. interessant 'carbon sinks'. I don't know what it is.

@InvaderXan
One nice thing is: you can move years back in data AND some days (not all parameters) to future based on weather/climate modelling output

@InvaderXan @tuxom and the amazon was planted deliberately by humans. would be ironic if the humans of south america planting the amazon caused the climate to change which then changed the course of asian or european history.

@InvaderXan @tuxom

You've got it backwards. The red patch in South America is co2 production, high co2 concentration, from burning and other oxidation processes.

@seachanged
@InvaderXan
No. The darker redbrown color indicate lower, bright brown-yellow color mean & blue color high CO2 value.
The darker redbrown area is the Amazonas, the green lung of earth with relativ low CO2 measured. But you can see 2 blue dots in the upper left area-it indicates local CO2 spots - may be by burning rain forests. It started at 3.Apr.2019. Click into the map to get the values.
earth.nullschool.net/#2019/04/

@tuxom @InvaderXan

Yes, glad to be wrong on this.

Not an excuse but an observation, red is a strange color to use for sub-mean CO2, for me. It would work better as green or blue (although blue I associate with oxygen). Red for over-mean would work for me, too.

@seachanged
No problem. I like all colour codes in nullschool map but not that for CO2. The visible focus is on co2 sinks and the CO2 spots are not good visible.
@InvaderXan

@tuxom @seachanged
Yeah, I agree. It would be nice if they gave the option to change colourmaps...

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