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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.
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