Scientists at the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in the Hawaiian Islands measured record levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere, equivalent to 419.13 parts per million (ppm). This is the highest concentration ever recorded in human history, and it has not been exposed to it for 4 million years. We are getting closer and closer to the climate disaster.
Buckled in Emissions of carbon dioxide (carbon dioxide) Due to blockade And other restrictions Pandemic of Coronavirus disease Did not bring any benefit to the other party concentration Principal’s greenhouse gas In the atmosphere.In fact, in May 2021, a new dramatic record was set, equivalent to an average well 419.13 parts per million (ppm) of carbon dioxide.This is the highest value on record history Investigation of pollutant levels, this is what we continue to introduce a lot carbon Through our activities based on fossil fuel (Not only that): transport, The product Electricity, Industrial activity, deforestation And more, are all the factors behind this environmental disaster, it is catalyzing climate change.
advertising Announce Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, calculated a new record of atmospheric CO2 based on the findings of the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. This observatory is located on a volcano (Mauna Loa Mountain) top Hawaiian Islands, Considered to be the best atmospheric concentration detector carbon dioxide, Due to its strategic position in the center of the Pacific Ocean, far away from potential sources of interference. In 1958, American University scientist Charles David Keeling conducted the first investigation, and 16 years later, colleagues from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted an investigation.in 63 years in the industry Never recorded such a high peak; according to experts, no agreement was reached Earth From the past 4 million yearsDuring the so-called climatic optimal Pliocene, the carbon dioxide concentration is estimated to be about (or slightly higher than) 400 ppm. In March of this year, researchers at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography found that the average concentration was 417.14 ppm, which was more than 50% of the previous period. Industrial Revolution, The engine behind carbon emissions.
“We add about 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide pollution to the atmosphere every year,” he said in a statement. Press release Dr. Pieter Tans, a senior researcher at the Global Monitoring Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States. “This is a mountain of carbon that we have excavated from the earth, burned year after year and released into the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide. If we are to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change, the first task must be to reduce carbon dioxide pollution as quickly as possible. Zero.” The expert said.Not surprisingly, if the goal is to containAverage temperature rise The “Paris Climate Agreement” foresees that for many scientists, mankind is destined to face “unspeakable suffering.”ThisSea-level rise Can flood entire coastal areas and metropolises, famine, drought, Devastating fires, resource and territorial wars, spread Tropical disease, Destructive atmospheric events and reduction Biodiversity These are just some of the consequences that await us decades later.
“The last problem with atmospheric CO2 is fossil fuel emissions. But we still have a long way to go to stop the increase in carbon dioxide because more carbon dioxide is accumulated in the atmosphere every year. The son of a pioneer in atmospheric carbon dioxide research, a geochemist Ralph Keeling said that in the long run, we absolutely need cuts that are more meaningful and sustainable than those related to the 2020 pandemic lockdown. Scientists point out that the solution to this problem lies with us Right now, this is thanks to renewable energy sources, such asWind force with solar, But must break completely with the past as soon as possible.