CO2 is bad. Very bad. And the fact that it has reached its record high is mildly disturbing.
According to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii measured the atmosphere’s average carbon dioxide concentration level at 410.31 PPM last month. And this is bad. Very bad. This is the highest ever monthly average.
I don’t think I need to explain why all of this is bad. CO2 traps solar radiation, warms up the planet, and we all have a bad time.
The Mauna Loa Observatory is responsible for the Keeling Curve measurement series, which began all the way back in 1958. Bad news is, CO2 levels are on a constant rise.
However, you can’t blame it all on the humans. There are a lot of natural polluters. Things like volcanic eruptions can notably increase the CO2 levels in the atmosphere. And it is not like we aren’t doing anything to combat it. For example, scientists have turned CO2 from the atmosphere into stone! We can only hope that newer technology will emerge to combat the greenhouse effect.
Source: UCSD, Slash Gear