The CO2 level has reached 400 PPM

Posted on Thursday, 9 May 2013 , 15:05:00 byIulia

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The CO2 level has reached 400 PPM

Many of us ask around and ourselves what is the reason for the rising temperature of our planet and every time we find a different answer. It is actually a bit hard to say without having all the facts and all the data. Anyway, no matter who you ask, the person thinks it is right and maybe he really is. There are a lot of people who link the heating of the plant with the high level of CO2 in the Atmosphere and also with the depletion of the Ozone layer. These two actually enable the Sun to send more radiation on Earth heating it and not in a good way. According to scientists, we are now in a very bad place because for the first time in recorded history, the level of CO2 has surpassed the 400 Part per Million thresholds. To be more precise, the results came from the Earth System Research lab of the US government which is located atop the Mauna Loa volcano. This is actually 3.400 meters above sea level. Here, researchers have been doing great jobs and have been active since 1958. back then it recorded a figure of 316 PpM and the peak CO2 level can usually be observed in May of each year. The daily average for this year recorded 399.72 PpM on the 25th of April and a weekly average of 398.5 PpM. Significant increases are being noticed since the start of the industrial revolution. After many studies, back then the level had reaches 280 PpM. Different sources indicate that the last time CO2 levels were so high was in the Pilocene age. This started 5.3 million years ago and ended 2.6 million years ago. This last theory might even be a good thing because it means that we are not the ones causing the increase of the CO2 levels or the temperature to rise and that both phenomenons can occur naturally.


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