NASA has been studying humanity’s effects on the planet through the use of the GEOS-T computer model developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). They ran a computer simulation called “Nature Run” which produces a stunning visualization of Earth’s CO2 emissions cycle. The data was collected from 2006 and has just been released to the public.
The chaotic flows of carbon dioxide movement over the months is quite mesmerizing and demonstrates the gas’s relationship with the seasons and hemispheres. It will be interesting to see if they release information about the years after 2006, and if the CO2 emissions have intensified.