New data released Monday showed atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a monthly average of 419 parts per million in May, the maximum reading ever recorded since measurements began 63 years ago and the highest level the planet has experienced in more than 4 million years.
New data released Monday showed atmospheric carbon dioxide reached a monthly average level of 419 parts per million in May, which is not only the maximum reading ever recorded since accurate measurements began 63 years ago but also the highest level the planet has experienced in over 4 million years.
Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego working at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii said the May measurements — an increase from 417 parts per million (ppm) in May 2020 — mean that “the atmospheric burden of CO2 is now comparable to where it was during the Pliocene Climatic Optimum, between 4.1 and 4.5 million years ago, when CO2 was close to, or above 400 ppm.”
“During that time, sea level was about 78 feet higher than today, the average temperature was 7°F higher than in pre-industrial times, and studies indicate large forests occupied areas of the Arctic that are now tundra,” they said.
The scientists noted that while the worldwide economic slowdown during the coronavirus pandemic led to a significant but temporary decrease in global greenhouse gas emissions, the drop had no discernible impact on the rate of atmospheric CO2 accumulation.
Read more: ‘Earth’s Atmospheric CO2 Soars to Highest Level in 4 Million Years’ – claim right on cue. Weren’t we told how good lockdowns have been for ‘climate change’ and that we should have ‘climate change’ lockdowns? Oh but the Cult-owned G7 is meeting and so out comes the propaganda to support the ‘Great Reset’ (global fascism)