Carbon Dioxide Levels in Atmosphere Hit Record High: ‘We’re Running Out of Time’

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“If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change, the highest priority must be to reduce CO2 pollution to zero at the earliest possible date,” Pieter Tans, a senior scientist with NOAA, saidBy Morgan SmithJune 08, 2021 03:27 PMhttps://3cd329176f5fdaeebc6c012a2cf17e7c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlhttps://3cd329176f5fdaeebc6c012a2cf17e7c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlADVERTISEMENT

A placard reading 'Stop CO2' is seen during 'Fridays for future' demonstration, a worldwide climate strike

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Despite many people staying indoors and off the roads for the past year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,new datafrom the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows carbon dioxide levels have soared to a record high, alarming many scientists that the climate-change crisis is quickly getting worse.

Theresearch, published Monday by a group of scientists from NOAA and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, measured carbon dioxide levels, the chief human-caused greenhouse gas, at Mauna Loa, Hawaii in May, when carbon levels in the air peak.

Atmospheric carbon dioxide saw a monthly average of 419…

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