I stumbled across an amazing time-lapse history of atmospheric CO2 this morning.
Beginning with data from Mauna Loa, Antarctica, and local signals around the world - and moving backwards in time (incorporating data from numerous sources, including ice cores and other proxies) - the magnitude of exactly what we're doing to this planet emerges.
The video reconstruction is about 3 minutes long. Watch it all the way through - full screen mode is recommended.
Time history of atmospheric CO2 - looking back on 800,000 years