The amount of heat-trapping
carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has shot past a key milestone — more than 50% higher than pre-industrial times
Before the industrial
revolution in the late 19th century carbon dioxide levels were at 280 parts per million
The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration said its monitoring station at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, averaged 421 parts per million of CO2
Activists and scientists
want a level of 350 parts per million. Industrial carbon dioxide emissions come from the burning of coal, oil, and gas.
This year’s carbon dioxide
level is nearly 1.9 ppm more than a year ago, a slightly bigger jump than from May 2020 to May 2021.
Humanity has to make more
efforts and see a rapid decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, or the impacts of climate change will only continue to worsen