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Vulcan minds meld with Google

Cross-posted from The Great Beyond Lucky American readers can now get an instant carbon-guilt trip, all courtesy of Google and NASA. Researchers at Purdue University in Indiana, with funding from NASA, have shoehorned a wealth of data on carbon dioxide emissions into the interactive globe tool that is Google Earth. It’s a timely move, given that the Environmental Protection Agency seems to be preparing to regulate carbon dioxide for the first time (NY Times) and NASA is about to launch its Orbiting Carbon Observatory (Nature Reports Climate Change). The data for this new addition to Google Earth comes from the 


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