The CO2 crisis: A record-breaking leap in atmospheric levels

Experts have raised concerns following the discovery that the global average concentration in March exceeded the levels observed during the same period last year.


Researchers have recently reported the largest ever recorded surge in carbon dioxide levels in the Earth's atmosphere.

The global average concentration of CO2 in March this year was 4.7 parts per million higher than in March last year, marking a record-breaking increase over a 12-month period.

In June, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration made an announcement regarding the global concentration of CO2, revealing that it had reached 421ppm. This represents a significant 50% increase compared to pre-industrial levels and is the highest concentration observed in millions of years. The most recent measurement from Mauna Loa indicates that the world's CO2 levels are currently around 426ppm.

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