Global atmospheric CO2 levels hit record high

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN has said, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. #CO2emmissions #parisagreement #sameworld

“Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the UN weather agency’s annual flagship report, tracks the content of dangerous gases in atmosphere in the post-industrial era (since 1750). The report also said that the last time Earth experienced similar CO2 concentration rates was three to five million years ago, when the sea level was up to 20m higher than now. Nations are set to press on with the task of implementing it at climate talks in Bonn next week. To read more please click here

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