CO2 In the Atmosphere Exceeded 415 Parts Per Million First Time in Human History

For the first time since humans have existed on Earth, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has topped 415 parts per million, reaching 415.26 parts per million. The new finding is according to sensors at the Mauna Loa Observatory, a research outpost of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA).

Just last week, a report revealed that at least 1 million species are at risk of extinction thanks to human activity and the carbon emissions that are a byproduct of economic development.

NOAA has warned, “increases in greenhouse gases have tipped the Earth’s energy budget out of balance, trapping additional heat and raising Earth’s average temperature.”

The solutions to atmospheric carbon dioxide can be obtainable with organizing resources and global participation. There are solutions that do not require vast austerity measures that unfairly target the poor and working classes or solutions that do not require dystopian anti-natalist depopulation. There are solutions that would make the world a better more hospitable place for all life and solve the atmospheric carbon situation. One of the most simple solutions is endeavoring to create an abundance of our most advanced carbon sequestering technology: growing more trees.

 

 

Photo: “Puebla, Mexico, dawn haze” by Timothy Neesam is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

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