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The Keeling Curve is a measurement of carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere made by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, for the past 55 years. It provided some of the first evidence of human-caused global warming and has become an emblem of careful, precise measurement of natural phenomena.
Interview with Keeling_Curve
Why should people follow you?
We provide in a very small package a piece of information of vital importance for people to do with as they wish
How do you make your tweets unique?
We start by being one of only two sources in the world for this information. Then we Tweet it.
Why'd you start tweeting?
Scientists often struggle to connect with the public. This puts what we think is important info. in a place where people can easily find it.
What inspires you to tweet?
An appreciation of empirical knowledge and a desire to pass it on
How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?
In 2013, Scripps began making Keeling Curve data available daily for the first time ever via @keeling_curve. This Twitter feed helped the public see climate change in a new way as carbon dioxide concentrations in air reached 400 parts per million for the first time in human history in May 2013. As people try to assess climate change, this is a new resource available nowhere else to make climate change something people can track every day and put in perspective.