Carbone dioxide levels are, once again, too big. This is the second year in a row when these levels hit record increase. Despite the fact that people are trying to lower the levels of carbon dioxide, they are continuing to rise more and more every year.
This increase is due to the rise of greenhouse gas emissions. This is not good news for the environment. The rise of these levels is damaging to the planet. It is also causing temperatures to rise. Carbon dioxide is one of the greenhouse gasses that trap heat in the atmosphere. This is why the temperatures are increasing when the levels of carbon dioxide are big.
The Record Levels Of Carbon Dioxide
Human activity can be blamed for the rise in CO2 levels. Due to the fact that people are using fossil fuels, they are increasing the levels of CO2. Since 1959 these levels increased by 1% every year. This was until the last few years when these levels started increasing 100 times faster. Researchers mentioned that this is shocking the atmosphere.
The levels of carbon dioxide were measured by the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Observatory researchers. They observed that the increase was 3 parts per million (ppm) to 405.1 ppm. This record is almost the same as the one in 2015. It means that, despite the efforts of lowering these emissions, the levels are rising more and more.
This numbers should be a concern for everybody. The fact that the worldwide CO2 level is bigger than 400 ppm is damaging the atmosphere and causing global warming. In the pre-industrial period, this level was 43% lower than it is now. Then, the level of carbon dioxide was around 280 ppm.
In the last two years, the increase was around 6 ppm. This is without precedent. Despite the fact that we don’t see the difference, researchers mentioned that these numbers are damaging our environment. If they continue to rise, the Earth is going to have too high temperatures. Ones that will make it hard or impossible for humans to live on the planet The worst part is that carbon dioxide levels are increasing more and more each year.
What is your opinion about the increase of these levels? Do you think that they are affecting our environment?
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