Temperature and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere over the past 400,000 years

This visualization graphically displays temperature and CO2 concentration in the atmosphere as derived from ice core data from 400,000 years ago to 1950. The data originates from UNEP GRID Arendal's graphic library of CO2 levels from Vostok ice core.

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Can be complemented with related graphics, videos and activities on Milankovitch/orbital cycles and their role in the climate system. For example, http://www.learner.org/courses/envsci/visual/animation.php?shortname=anm....