carbon dioxide

Edward Brook

Oregon State University, Professor, Department of Geosciences

November 30, 2009

Carbon emissions continuing to rise

Scott Doney

Carbon emissions from the burning of fossil fuels rose by 29 percent worldwide between 2000 and 2008, reports a group of international researchers that includes Scott Doney (2004).  Their work, published in the journal Nature Geoscience, provides evidence that some natural features, such as forests and oceans, are becoming less efficient at absorbing carbon. See the summary at

March 18, 2009

Potential for rapid shifts in climate explored

Edward Brook

Ed was a lead author in December 2008 of a major report to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program explaining the dynamics and potential for rapid and unanticipated climate change. He and a coauthor also published an article in Science on October 3, 2008 analyzing ice cores from Antarctica and the connection between warmer temperatures, rising carbon dioxide concentrations, and changing ocean currents. It is anticipated that their findings will improve understanding of future climate trends.