The Concentration of Carbon in the Atmosphere Has Achieved Record

Bogor, May 25, 2015

In March, the global carbon concentration in the atmosphere has reached a record level. Since the US government began tracking the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in the whole world, for the first time, the monthly average of global carbon dioxide have exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm).

Greenhouse Gas Referral Network World National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have previously shown the number 400 ppm in each place like in the Arctic in 2012 and at the observatory in Hawaii in 2013. However, this is the first time the number 400 has been reached as mean global average.

"The condition is the fact that the burning of fossil fuels by humans has led to the concentration of carbon dioxide in the world increased by more than 120 ppm since pre-industrial times," said Peter Tans, a scientist leader of the network. "Half of the increase has occurred since 1980. "

NOAA collects air samples in tubes of 40 places around the world. Places that include ship deck and remote islands.


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