Carbon In Love

 via Krulwich Wonders (an NPR Sciencey Blog):

In this episode, we get to the heart of the matter. If there’s a growing concentration of CO2 in our atmosphere, (and there is) why does that make the planet warmer? … As we’ve said all week, carbon’s atomic structure, which gives it a tight grip on the oxygen atoms — fancifully called “Carbon In Love” in our cartoon — is the chemistry behind our climbing global temperatures.

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