CO2 Levels Skyrocket: Faster Atmospheric Accumulation Than Ever Before

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According to research that was published recently by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the CO2 levels surged quicker than observed in “the first four months of any other year” during the months of January and April.

Over the past (12 months), we’ve experienced the hottest year on record, the hottest ocean temperatures on record and a seemingly endless string of heat waves, droughts, floods, wildfires and storms; […] atmospheric CO2 levels are increasing faster than ever, stated the NOAA.

In addition to contributing to the acidity of the ocean, the absorption of carbon dioxide into the water has a role in the occurrence of meteorological phenomena such as precipitation, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires. Furthermore, even while there is a possibility that emissions have reached a plateau in recent times, analysts maintain that the accumulation of emissions from previous eras continues to be a problem.

In their explanation, the researchers said that the burning of fossil fuels, which results in the emission of pollution in the shape of CO2 into the air, causes the maximum to increase with each passing year. Pollution caused by fossil fuels continues to accumulate, comparable to garbage that is deposited in a landfill. In addition to this, the recent data highlights the fact that we need to acknowledge that these are unambiguous indications of the damage that carbon dioxide pollution is causing to the global environment, and we need to take prompt action to reduce our use of fossil fuels as rapidly as we possibly can. Supporting researchers’ work is also a great way to begin caring about what really matters for our planet Earth.

What are your thoughts about our planet’s future and how much do you believe that everything could turn into the worst-case scenario? Leave a comments in the comments section below.

Georgia Nica
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