Carbon dioxide and global warming, conceptual image. This image, of a warning sign marked CO2, represents the contribution that carbon dioxide makes to man-made global warming. Also known as anthropogenic global warming (AGW), this warming of the Earth is due to the increase in the atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide. It is thought that the main increases in carbon dioxide are due to the burning of fossil fuels for energy.
Science Photo Library was founded in 1981 by Michael Marten, one of the authors of "Worlds Within Worlds", a book exploring different ways to observe the universe - from electron micrographs, to images of earthrise taken from the Apollo spacecraft. When Marten started receiving requests for the beautiful images in the book, he had an idea of setting up Science Photo Library.
Since then, Science Photo Library has continued to work alongside world acclaimed photographers and the leading science and medical experts to provide a central source of the best science and specialist imagery available. Although the collection started with scientific images, it has grown to encompass all aspects of science and their impact on everyday life.
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