I’m searching for responses to this question:
If global atmospheric CO2 rise is a result of anthropogenic CO2 production, why does the CO2 record exhibit a steady rise to present levels. Why don’t atmospheric CO2 levels reflect changing economic climate?
In other words, if CO2 production looks like this:
why does atmospheric CO2 levels look like this:
There are obviously many interactions among CO2 sources and CO2 sinks in the atmosphere, the ocean and the earth. Some of these sinks may “smooth out” the curve of atmospheric CO2.
But doesn’t that mean that the effects of “smoothing out” processes are stronger than the effects of anthropogenic CO2?