Scientists in the United States have found the highest levels of carbon dioxide on our planet since recording began. As a result of this detection, the emergency mode was also switched.
The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which has been monitoring atmospheric carbon dioxide levels since the late 1950s, encountered carbon dioxide levels of 415.26 ppm per million.
Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere were last so high in the time before three million years ago. At that time global sea level was much higher and Antarctica was covered with forests.
PIK’s Wolfgang Lucht told AFP, “It seems we are not very good at protecting the climate. Values continue to increase each year. “These numbers need to be fixed now,” he said.
While we have nothing to do with stabilization, the greenhouse gases released during the burning of fossil fuels continue to increase rapidly.