UN: The Sky is Full of CO2 and Ocean More Acidic

Bogor, November 5, 2014

United Nations (UN) announced their report on the level of pollution of the earth, Tuesday (02/09). The result is surprising, it was not only the more polluted air, but also the oceans.

According to the UN report, the levels of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide to have a record in 2013 yesterday, Phys.org (09/09). The amount of the increase in CO2 is recorded 142 percent higher than before the industrial revolution or the 1750s.

Global CO2 gas concentration ago in 2013 reached 396 ppm, and it still continues to increase until now. Greenhouse Gas Bulletin states that the increase in CO2 levels in 2012 and 2013 was the largest increase in CO2 levels over the last 30 years.

This condition makes the Chairman of the World Meteorological Agency (WMO), Michel Jarraud, became concerned. He said, "we have to reverse this situation by reducing CO2 emissions and greenhouse gases other around the world, we're running out of time."

In addition to the atmosphere, the ocean was also to be a hotbed of pollution due to increased CO2 levels. One-fourth of polluting gases are absorbed by the oceans. When CO2 was absorbed by the sea, then the gas can last up to hundreds of years older than the age of CO2 in the atmosphere. As a result, the ocean is becoming much more acidic and threatening marine ecosystems.

WMO revealed that, the acidity of the oceans current is the highest during the past 300 years. Every day in the world's oceans absorb four kilos of CO2 which exhaled by every person in the world.


Source: merdeka.com (090914)