Record levels of CO2 found in the atmosphere
CO2 levels in the atmosphere hit a record high last year, with levels increasing over 50% higher than levels seen on average over the last decade. The extremely high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere is said to be due to a mixture of factors, mainly human activities and the El Nino weather, which results in high CO2 levels due to plants inability to absorb CO2 during drought- like conditions. According to the WMO, the World Meteorological Organization, CO2 concentration hit, on average, 403.3 parts per million. As a result of WMO’s research results, many are concerned over the rapidly increasing amounts of CO2 and the resulting effects that will occur very soon in the future.
Click here to read the full article.