Record the concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere
We continue to delve into uncharted territory.
14 may 2019 18:43
This record performance was registered by on 11 may. The measurements were carried out in the Observatory of Mauna Loa (Hawaii) by joint team of specialists from the Oceanographic Institute SCRIPPS (San Diego) and the National oceanic and atmospheric administration. According to the obtained results, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere for the first time in the history of our planet made up 415,26 ppm (parts per million) average daily value.
“For the first time in the history of mankind in the atmosphere of our planet contains more than 415 ppm of carbon dioxide. Not just in history, not just since the emergence of agriculture 10,000 years ago. Before millions years ago the first people arrived. This planet [in its current state] is not familiar to us,” he tweeted specialist on climate change, meteorologist Eric Holthaus.
For the first time during the observation period the concentration of CO2 in earth’s atmosphere reached a value of 400 ppm in 2015. Before the industry began to actively influence the environment, this indicator did not exceed 280 parts per million. A safe level is considered to be 350 ppm; the international environmental organization 350.org gets their domain name just to honor this value. Even then, in 2015, scientists have warned that mankind was entering “uncharted territory”.