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Posted by cmdl | Dec 20, 2019 @ 05:14 PM | 4,074 Views
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Step 1: Eyeballing (or use ruler) temperature change with respect to CO2 on the left two graphs (upper is CO2, lower is temperature). Total temp change (F) divided by Total CO2 change (ppm) = Rate of change of temp w.r.t. CO2.
Calculate the rate for the two left graphs (before industrialization) and the two right graphs (after industrialization).

Step 2: Compare the rates.
For the left graphs (before industrialization), I got rate of change = (-15 F to 5F) / (175ppm to 300ppm) = 20 F / 125 ppm = 0.16 F/ppm.
For the right graphs (after industrialization), I got rate of change = (-1 F to 1.5F) / (300ppm to 400ppm) = 2.5 F / 100 ppm = 0.025 F/ppm.

The rate of change of temperature w.r.t CO2 before industrialization is 0.16/0.025 = 6.4 times greater than after industrialization.