Keeling Curve, 2017, stoneware

This plate was made on August 14th, and the image is a graph showing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Dr. Charles David Keeling began measuring daily CO2 concentrations in 1958 atop Mauna Loa in Hawaii. Thanks to subsequent ice core samples, we can now see atmospheric trends over the past 800,000 years. The rise of CO2 is positively correlated with the carbon-fueled activity of the Industrial Revolution, and has continued to rise ever since.