The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a record high in the history of mankind

According to the Observatory, the National Agency oceanic and atmospheric administration (NOAA), located at the top of the volcano Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii, the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere for the first time in the history of mankind exceeded the 415 parts per million (ppm) and reached values in 415,26 ppm. This means that in each cubic meter of air contains at least 415 milliliters of carbon dioxide. Bravo, humanity! You learned very effectively destroy their own planet.

On a very sad performance, scientists reported last Saturday. The words of the researchers cited by CNN.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind. Not only in documented history, not since the advent of agriculture 10 thousand years ago,” commented American meteorologist Eric Holthaus.

The report States that this has the highest concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere of our planet, as scientists say, was attended by about 3 million years ago, during the Pliocene epoch.

Various computer climate models and estimates of experts indicate that the level of carbon dioxide concentration ranged from 310 to 400 ppm. According to the SCRIPPS institution of Oceanography at the University of California in San Diego, for 800 thousand years before the industrial revolution, the CO2 content in the atmosphere never exceeded 300 ppm. Scientists for the first time in the history of recorded atmospheric CO2 levels at around 400 ppm in 2013.

One of the main factors causing the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, scientists call it an increase in CO2 in the atmosphere. The majority agrees that human activity, burning fossil fuels, is a consequence of increased global temperature on Earth. Earlier it was reportedthat in the case of threefold increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere (up to 1300 ppm) can lead to the complete disappearance of stratocumulus clouds. At the current growth rate of carbon dioxide this event can already happen in the XXII century, and will lead to a global temperature rise of 8 degrees Celsius, which of course will be catastrophic not only humans but also flora and fauna.

In 2015 in Paris to tackle global warming 197 countries of the forum participants to the framework Convention on climate change signed agreements to prevent the average temperature of the planet by the year 2100 more than 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.

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