Global warming in action: Mesmerising simulation reveals how carbon dioxide swirls around the planet over a year

  • The visualisation was created using a simulation called a Nature Run
  • It provides an insight into how atmosphere gases travel around the globe
  • During the video, a year of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide levels are condensed into just over three minutes
  • It reveals concentrations dipping during the spring and peaking in winter 
  • Colours represent the concentration of carbon dioxide from dark blue to pink – ranging from 377 to 395 parts per million
  • Plumes shown on the greyscale are carbon monoxide emissions