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Anthropogenic Influences on Atmospheric CO2

  • David Hendry
  • Felix Pretis

We identify anthropogenic contributions to atmospheric CO2 measured at Mauna Loa using a statistical automatic model selection algorithm (Autometrics). We find that vegetation, temperature and other natural factors alone cannot explain the trend or the variation in CO2 growth. Industrial production components, driven by business cycles and economic shocks, are highly significant contributors.

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Paper provided by University of Oxford, Department of Economics in its series Economics Series Working Papers with number 584.

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