Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide, CO₂, is increasing due to human activity. Our solutions contribute towards lowering CO₂ and measuring steps taken.

What is carbon dioxide?

Carbon dioxide, CO₂, is a gas that is crucial for the earth’s natural cycles. It is a compound of carbon and oxygen. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and thus affects the climate.

Sources of emissions

Carbon dioxide is already naturally present in the atmosphere but rising rapidly through human activity. CO₂ is produced when fossil fuels are burned, such as oil, gas and coal. Carbon dioxide also increases significantly because of natural disasters such as a volcanic eruption or a forest fire.

Impact on people and nature

Effect on respiratory functions

CO₂ is necessary for breathing in the human body. CO₂ also regulates the blood’s pH value. However, too much carbon dioxide can be harmful to humans, high concentrations affect respiratory functions.

Increase in greenhouse gases

The increase in the amount of CO₂ leads to a profusion of greenhouse gases which hold onto additional heat. This leads to melting ice caps and rising sea levels, causing flooding

How does satellite data help?

Our solutions can help to map carbon dioxide concentration and gain a clear impression of where sources are. If a company wants to reduce emissions of CO₂, we can gauge whether the measures are also actually working and a reduction is happening.