The concentration of carbon dioxide — the most important long-lived global warming pollutant last year rose by the largest amount in 30 years, according to a new U.N. report.
National oceanic and atmospheric administration reported largest hike of carbon dioxide last year
El nino weather pattern nd fossil fuel burning proved to be the major contributor of increasing co2 level, which has increased by 40% since 1880.
According to Pieter Tans, lead scientist at NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network “Carbon dioxide levels are increasing faster than they have in hundreds of thousands of years. It’s explosive compared to natural processes.” He also added that such a sustained rise in CO2 levels last happened some 11,000 to 17,000 years ago when CO2 levels increased by 80 parts per million (ppm). The rate is 200 times faster today.