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Definition:
One of the major greenhouse gases. Human-generated carbon dioxide is
caused mainly by the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. The
chemical formula for carbon dioxide is CO2. Long-term measurements of CO2
in the atmosphere are conducted at Manua Loa, Hawaii and several
international monitoring stations around the world. 
Reference:
Houghton, J. 1997. Global Warming: The Complete Briefing, 2nd. ed. Cambridge
University Press, Cambridge, UK. Maunder, W.J. 1994. Dictionary of Global
Climate Change, 2nd ed. Chapman and Hall, NY.
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