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WMO reports GHG concentrations at highest in 800K years

Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:20 pm

Via GCC: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/10/20171031-wmo.html

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016 to the highest level in 800,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. Globally averaged concentrations of CO2 reached 403.3 parts per million in 2016, up from 400.00 ppm in 2015 because of a combination of human activities and a strong El Niño event.

Concentrations of CO2 are now 145% of pre-industrial (before 1750) levels, according to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. . . .

Since 1990, there has been a 40% increase in total radiative forcing—the warming effect on the climate—by all long-lived greenhouse gases, and a 2.5% increase from 2015 to 2016 alone, according to figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration quoted in the bulletin. . . .
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