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Climate in Crisis: Record CO2 Despite the Pandemic

For today’s Climate in Crisis feature, we focus on bad greenhouse gases that are causing our planet to warm at a faster pace than expected.

We just hit a new record of carbon dioxide emissions on a sensor atop Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii. The amount of CO2 hit 419 parts per million, the highest ever measured in it’s 63-year history.

Despite the pandemic global shutdown, the amount of carbon dioxide skyrocketed as fossil fuels continued to burn.

CO2 basically acts as a blanket in the Earth’s atmosphere and traps heat that would normally escape and can take years to mix out.

We all need to take drastic measures to reduce our emissions.

Source: NBC Bay Area

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