Carbon dioxide


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Terms & Synonyms

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

A naturally occurring gas, and also a by-product of burning

fossil fuels and biomass, as well as land-use changes and other industrial processes. It is the principal anthropogenic greenhouse gas that affects the Earth’s radiative balance.


Interpretations and Explanations


dioxide WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Carbon dioxide

External Resources

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


 IPCC Glossary.pdf

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