Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a warning on early Friday morning concerning the alarmingly high Carbon Dioxide concentration levels registered in the past months.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration constantly measure the carbon dioxide levels to determine pollution levels. Their recent report proves that world leaders and environmental organizations have many reasons to be worried.
The levels of carbon dioxide emissions have reached an all-time high record with 400 parts per million registered throughout March and April.
Despite the alarmingly high carbon dioxide record, scientists are not at all surprised. They have disclosed that the 400 parts per million threshold was long expected considering the powerful industrial activity that many countries carry out.
The most polluting countries remain those with a strong economic and industrial activity.
All restraints aside, scientists have pointed their finger at China, India and the United States as they seem to be the most responsible for the high CO2 emissions.
Data registered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicates that these countries have been the leaders of noxious emissions in the past few decades.
Despite the warnings, that the environmental organizations have repeatedly issued in order to determine world powers to reduce their industrial activities, China, India and the United States are still indifferent to these requests.
In fact, these countries intend to continue their activities, regardless of the recent or the past NOAA’s reports.
Pieter Tans, science leader at the NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network, further explained that the 400 parts per million record was long foreseen by environmental analysts.
As a matter of fact, these levels were also registered in the past, namely in 2012 and 2013. “It was only a matter of time that we would average 400 parts per million globally,” the scientist further replied.
The alarming aspect is that the current 400 ppm milestone was registered at a global level, whereas in 2012 and 2013 this record was only noticed locally. More specifically, 400 parts per million carbon dioxide levels were only spotted in those years around the Artic sites.
The main culprit responsible for the high pollution threshold remains the burning of fossil fuels, according to the analysis that was carried out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
World leaders are expected to tackle this subject and come up with relevant solutions during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is due to take place in December 2015, in Paris.
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