The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a maximum of 800 thousand years
The level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere broke a new record during the last 800 thousand years.
As writes on Saturday, may 5 The Independent, citing data from the Observatory of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, during the whole of April 2018, the concentration of the substance exceeded 410 ppm (410 ppm). It is noted that the monthly average exceeded this level for the first time in the history of observations.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for the first time was higher than 400 ppm in 2013. In October 2017, it was reported that a year earlier, the figure exceeded 403 ppm. However, as noted in the SCRIPPS institution of Oceanography, prior to the industrial revolution the level of CO2 never rose above 300 ppm.
Scientists warn that rising concentrations of carbon dioxide gas leads to global warming. In early January it was reported that an international team of scientists came to the conclusion that more than a quarter of the Land may dry out if the temperature of the planet will warm another degree Celsius.
In 2015, the 195 countries of the world, including Russia, signed the Paris agreement on climate change. The parties have committed themselves not to allow the increase in average temperature on Earth by more than two degrees Celsius by the year 2100. The agreement should replace the Kyoto Treaty, which expires in 2020.