Saturday, 18 March 2017

Carbon Dioxide Is Rising at Record Rates

Source: Climate Central, by Brian Kahn, 10th March 2017

Brian Kahn reprorted, "(...) So the fact that it (CO2) is rising at rates unseen in the instrumental record — and likely much longer than that — is cause for alarm. (...) Those seemingly incremental increases bely the major changes taking place. The atmosphere hasn’t experienced anything like this in a long, long time. “The rate of carbon dioxide growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age,” Pieter Tans, an atmospheric scientist at ESRL, said in a press release. “This is a real shock to the atmosphere.” (...)"

Image: Annual carbon dioxide growth has increased steadily since record keeping began.

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