Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high

Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high

Monday, May 13, 2019 8:55 pm



Scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, have warned that concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere has reached a record level.

The 415.26 parts per million (ppm) recorded over the weekend was the first daily baseline reading coming in over 415 ppm.

The data is recorded as part of what is known as the Keeling Curve, which tracks climate-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The scientists noted that human activity is releasing more greenhouse gases, creating concerns about negative effects for life on the planet.

While connecting greenhouse gas emissions to climate change, the scientists disclosed that levels normally go higher in the northern hemisphere at this time of the year.

NAN reports that the latest record came on the heels of a report by scientists which showed that CO2 emissions rose 1.7 per cent in 2018 and hit a new record, as global energy consumption continued to skyrocket.

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