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

The Extinction Chronicles

“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 PM

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


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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