Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails

Since the first Earth Day, the planet’s CO2 levels have gone off the rails


Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care.

Excerpt;

When Americans celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the planet’s atmosphere was markedly different than it is today. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists measured Earth’s levels of carbon dioxide — the planet’s most important greenhouse gas — at around 325 parts per million, or ppm.

Now, almost five decades later, that number has shot up to around 412 ppm, nearly 90 ppm higher. It’s a change atmospheric researchers, geologists, and climate scientists call unparalleled in at least 800,000 years, though it’s likely carbon dioxide levels haven’t been this high in millions years…

Read Full Article; Mashable (04-22-2019)

Coastal Care

Related Posts

Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Mix of contaminants in Fukushima wastewater, risks of ocean dumping

Nigeria: restoring mangrove forests in the Niger Delta

Nigeria: restoring mangrove forests in the Niger Delta

Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood

Research reveals microplastic content levels in seafood

Maldives records highest level of micro plastic pollution on the planet

Maldives records highest level of micro plastic pollution on the planet

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.