Figure 6-3
Fig. 6-3
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CO2 concentration over the past 1000 years from ice core records (D47, D57, Siple and South Pole) and (since 1958) from Mauna Loa, Hawaii, measurement site. All ice core measurements were taken in Antarctica. The smooth curve is based on a hundred year running mean. The rapid increase in CO2 concentration since the onset of industrialization is evident and has followed the increase in CO2 emissions from fossil fuels (see inset of period from 1850 onwards) [IPCC 1996, Figure 1a].