COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Carbon dioxide levels rose at record pace for 2nd straight year
Description: Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA's Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015. The rate of CO2 growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age. This is a real shock to the atmosphere. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 3/10/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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