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

According to the observatory of the National OfficeThe United States Ocean and Atmospheric Research (NOAA), located at the top of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii, the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere for the first time in human history exceeded 415 parts per million (ppm) and reached 415 26 ppm. This means that each cubic meter of air contains at least 415 milliliters of carbon dioxide. Bravo, humanity! You have learned very effectively to destroy your own planet.

Scientists reported about very sad indicators last Saturday. The words of researchers led CNN.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind. Not only in the documented history, not since the advent of agriculture 10,000 years ago, ”commented the American meteorologist Eric Holthaus.

The report indicates that before this, the largest concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere of our planet, as scientists say, was present about 3 million years ago, that is, during the Pliocene.

Various computer climate models andexpert estimates indicate that carbon dioxide levels ranged from 310 to 400 ppm. According to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California at 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 history recorded levels of CO2 in the atmosphere at around 400 ppm in 2013.

One of the main factors leading tothe occurrence of the greenhouse effect in the atmosphere, scientists call it increasing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. At the same time, most agree that it is human activity that burns fossil fuels that is a consequence of the increase in global temperature on Earth. Earlier it was reported that in the case of a threefold increase in the level of CO2 in the atmosphere (up to 1300 parts per million) can lead to the complete disappearance of stratocumulus clouds. With the current growth rate of carbon dioxide concentration, this event can already occur in the XXII century, and will lead to an increase in global temperature of 8 degrees Celsius, which will certainly be disastrous not only for people, but also for the animal and plant world.

In 2015, in Paris, in order to combat globalwarming 197 countries participating in the Framework Convention on Climate Change Forum signed agreements on preventing the average temperature on the planet by 2100 by more than 2 degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era.

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