From the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration:
"Weather tells us what to wear on a given day, while climate tells us what we should put in our closet."
This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Credit: Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA Mauna Loa CO2 record.) Find out more about ice cores.