Regardless of the corona virus health crisis, the level of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere continues to rise to record highs of 419 parts per million (ppm), the highest in human history.
The Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have again warned of the dangers of this concentration causing global warming.
This is the highest CO2 since data recording began 63 years ago. The recession caused by the epidemic did not have a significant impact on the level of emissions“, We say.
Although the rate of increase of 1.8 ppm in 2020 is slightly slower than in previous years, it is within the range of natural variability.
“The temporary decline in global carbon emissions linked to the epidemic has been overshadowed by natural variations, affecting the rate of carbon accumulation in the air.”Peter Dance, a senior scientist at NOAA, told the Axios news site in a statement.
Dance, and Ralph Keeling, who oversee observations of the Mona Loa volcano, both agreed that it was not surprising that they had failed by epidemic that would reduce global emission by 7% by 2020. Slow or control the growth of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Similarly, they said that net carbon emissions have not decreased significantly and are noticeable in the long run.
“As long as we continue to produce emissions, CO2 will continue to rise. That’s what we see. Even if we manage to disable net emissions.”, Dance explained the need to achieve net zero emissions as soon as possible. CO2 has a long lifespan, with each molecule in the air for up to 1,000 years. “As far as human civilization is concerned, these emissions are eternal,” he continued, adding that he was in favor of plans to reduce emissions to zero soon.
For his part, Keeling told Release that next year the planet will exceed 420 ppm. “A Psychological Gateway”, Adding it “We are moving deeper and deeper into an area that we never want to reach.
During the Piocene, the global average sea level was almost 25 meters higher, while the global average temperature was 7 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the pre-industrial era. This information represents a great threat to the future of mankind on earth.
In 2013 the world first crossed the 400 ppm limit, and it took only eight years to reach the 420 ppm value, proving that countries have still failed to bend the emission curve in a meaningful way. Significant downward movement slows and eventually reverses, global warming.
Numerous studies have shown that if carbon dioxide concentrations are confirmed, the chances of climate change are high. Carbon dioxide is a long-term greenhouse gas emitted by human activities such as combustion, deforestation and agriculture.