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Earth’s carbon dioxide levels hit record high

Carbon dioxide level has peaked at Mauna Loa. Experts urge immediate steps.

Where: United States

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Carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere hit a new peak and are now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels.
A press release stated, “Carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2022 at 421 parts per million in May, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanographyoffsite link at the University of California San Diego announced.”
NOAA administrator Rick Spinrad stated, “The relentless increase of carbon dioxide measured at Mauna Loa is a stark reminder that we need to take urgent, serious steps to become a more Climate Ready Nation.”
Levels of carbon dioxide continue to rise when they should be falling.
Increasing carbon dioxide levels are already having serious consequences.

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