A new record has been set for climate change that is extremely alarming

Saturday, May 21, 2022
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The Keeling Curve

The graph above is the Keeling Curve‚ a choppy repetitive pattern that shows the increase in the level of atmospheric CO2 in the past 60 years. Before the Industrial Revolution‚ the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere was 280 parts per million (ppmv)‚ which was sufficient for an equable climate. Since then‚ atmospheric CO2 levels have steadily climbed to 411 ppmv.

This week‚ the world established a record for the highest level of carbon dioxide per day. Another grim indicator that greenhouse gas emissions are still increasing at an alarming rate. The Scripps Institute of Oceanography‚ University of California San Diego measured 421.37 parts/million of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere on May 11. This was higher than the May 2021 record of 418.95ppm.

421.37 parts per Million (ppm)‚ CO2 in the air‚ 11-May-2022 https://tco/kugi1wkg1u -- Keeling_Curve (@Keeling_curve)

After April's record-breaking monthly average of 410ppm atmospheric CO2 in April‚ the new daily record was set. This is the first recorded record in recorded history. Peter Tans (NOAA senior climate scientist) said that it is extremely concerning and worrisome. Told the Financial Times. The rate of growth has been exponentially higher over the last decade. We are on the same track. At maximum speed‚ we are moving in an unfavorable direction. According to National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration‚ researchers expect May to set a new monthly average record. Also‚ this represents an additional 30 percent increase in global carbon dioxide concentration since 1958 when the Keeling Curve was established. Scrips Institute stated on its website of the April milestone. Named after Charles David Keeling who began measuring the atmospheric carbon dioxide levels in 1956‚ The Keeling Curve was created. He noticed that the night air had higher CO2 concentrations than the day. This pattern was consistent over the years. The daily valleys and peaks he observed were due to plant respiration and photosynthesis. Over time‚ seasonal patterns have also been observed. CO2 levels increased in spring and then fell in autumn according to the plant growth cycles. Through 2019‚ the measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide. (Scripps Institute of Oceanography). Keeling discovered that CO2 levels were rising as a result of years of data collection. Keeling was able connect this rise with the burning fossil fuels. Numerous studies show that a higher concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide‚ as many have demonstrated‚ causes global temperature rises. Global greenhouse gases rose in 2021 after dipping in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
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This was due to an abrupt decrease in airplane travel‚ driving and economic activity. The world stands a 50% chance of global temperatures rising 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels if emissions are not significantly reduced‚ according to a meteorological service in the United Kingdom. 48% shows that the chance of at most one year surpassing 1.5degC over pre-industrial levels is very low (55%) The report stated that there was only one in ten chances (10%) for the 5-year average to exceed this threshold. The Scripps Institute. Notes one its website the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere determines how much global temperature will rise over pre-industrial levels. “A recent authoritative report the authors concluded that an average level of carbon dioxide (370 to 540ppm) has a 66% probability of maintaining the 2°C global warming limit. A best estimate is 430ppm. The global temperature will rise over time as it takes for CO2 from humans to reach equilibrium. We aren’t certain that 2°C warming is safe‚ at least for all people on this planet.