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To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom –- carbon. The more you know about carbon, the more you'll know about global warming. In a five-part cartoon series, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom.

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All Things Considered, May 1, 2007 · When the subject is global warming, our mood is usually "uh-oh."

Which makes sense, because a warmer Earth will lead to all kinds of disruptions and expensive adjustments that we could do without.

But there is another way to think about all of this.

What we have done here is a chemistry lesson, one that begins with the elemental cause of global warming: the behavior of the carbon atom.

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NPR.org, June 14, 2007 · To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom –- carbon.

The more you know about carbon, the more you'll know about global warming. In five animated episodes, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom. Here, episode two:

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NPR.org, June 25, 2007 · To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom –- carbon.

The more you know about carbon, the more you'll know about global warming. In a five-part cartoon series, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom. Here, episode 3:

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NPR.org, July 3, 2007 · To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom –- carbon.

So the more you know about carbon, the more you'll know about global warming. In a five-part cartoon series, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom. Here, episode 4:

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NPR.org, July 19, 2007 · To get to the heart of the global warming story, the very heart of it, it turns out that the scientific explanation hangs on the behavior of one very particular atom — carbon.

The more you know about carbon, the more you'll know about global warming. In a five-part cartoon series, NPR's Robert Krulwich explains the chemistry behind this special atom. Here, episode 5:


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