COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Greenhouse Gas Concentrations in Atmosphere Reach New Record
Description: The World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2012 there was a 32% increase in radiative forcing because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases such as methane and nitrous oxide. Carbon dioxide, mainly from fossil fuel-related emissions, accounted for 80% of this increase. The atmospheric increase of CO2 from 2011 to 2012 was higher than its average growth rate over the past ten years. [Source: World Meteorological Organization]
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Source: World Meteorological Organization
Publish Date: 11/6/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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