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Here is a graph of emitted carbon dioxide, the amount sequestered and the amount in the atmosphere (since 1960):


Thanks for the link. I went to the ORNL database and calculated what the atmospheric concentration increase should have been for each year going back to 1960 using the method I used in post #40562.

Then I subtracted the actual measured Mauna Loa yearly increases to get the amount sequestered by the land and sea. From the spreadsheet, I got a graph that looks pretty much the same as the WUWT link above, though perhaps not as smooth. I suppose I could apply some smoothing factors to make it look prettier.

Anyway, it does appear that the higher the CO2 concentration goes, the more CO2 gets sequestered into the seas, forests, etc. There doesn't appear to be a slowing of this effect. However, it seems to me this is more of a first or second derivative effect. It might slow the rate of increase, but the increase is still happening as long as fossil fuels are burned business as usual.

- Pete
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