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Response to CousinIT (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 12:40 AM

5. Meanwhile in our planet's atmosphere....

Latest data shows steep rises in CO2 for seventh year
Readings from Hawaii observatory bring threshold of 450ppm closer sooner than had been anticipated

Fiona Harvey, Environment correspondent
Tue 4 Jun 2019 16.58 BST / Last modified on Wed 5 Jun 2019 01.05 BST

This is the seventh consecutive year in which steep increases in ppm have been recorded, well above the previous average, and the fifth year since the 400ppm threshold was breached in 2014. In 2016, the highest annual jump in the series so far was recorded, from 404.1 in 2015 to 407.66 in 2016.

As recently as the 1990s, the average annual growth rate was about 1.5ppm, but in the past decade that has accelerated to 2.2ppm, and is now even higher. This brings the threshold of 450ppm closer sooner than had been anticipated. Concentrations of the gas have increased every year, reflecting our burning of fossil fuels.

Apparently, the world's oligarchs won't be happy until our entire native biosphere is sold off and consumed for profit....

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