A recent record of high carbon dioxide levels was detected the highest record in 14 million years.
High Carbon Dioxide Levels In Earth’s Atmosphere
A recent study shows that there are high carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere. These high carbon dioxide levels are now at their highest point in human history, reaching levels that haven’t been seen in about 14 million years.
Way before today’s high carbon dioxide levels, the Earth was much warmer and the sea level much higher than today. The study suggests that the long-term climate is very sensitive to greenhouse gases, with effects that can last thousands of years resulting in high carbon dioxide levels.
In regards to high carbon dioxide levels, it has increased from 280 parts per million (ppm) before the Industrial Revolution to 420 ppm currently, leading to a global temperature rise of about 2 degrees.
According to a published article by USA Today, researchers believe that we can still prevent further warming, high carbon dioxide levels, and sea-level rise by significantly reducing carbon emissions in the future.
Emissions Gap Report
In a published article by UNEP, the latest Emissions Gap Report highlights the alarming state of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions and global temperature are reaching record highs, and extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense.
Urgent and significant action is required to prevent these records from worsening each year.