One of the major drivers of the exceptional heat building within Earth’s atmosphere has reached levels beyond anything humans have ever experienced, officials announced on Thursday. Carbon dioxide, the gas that accounts for the majority of global warming caused by human activities, is accumulating “faster than ever,” scientists from NOAA, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California San Diego found.

“Over the past year, we’ve experienced the hottest year on record, the hottest ocean temperatures on record, and a seemingly endless string of heat waves, droughts, floods, wildfires and storms,” NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad said in a press release. “Now we are finding that atmospheric CO2 levels are increasing faster than ever.

  • @MartianRecon
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    -61 month ago

    It’s the factories in china, dude. Just like it has always been.

    • @Siegfried@lemmy.world
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      11 month ago

      At least lower your phone if you are going to bring china into this. China is producing for us all.

      We seriously need to lower consumption and sacrifice our way of life

      • @MartianRecon
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        11 month ago

        It’s not regular people that are polluting it’s the big ass companies. Regular people can’t stop that.

        • that’s not true

          you could start a “no new cell phone” movement to decrease consumption aimed at only purchasing old technology

          you could start the movement

          if you have the western lifestyle, with cobalt mining for phone parts and wars for gasoline, you are part of this, as easy as it is to claim otherwise

          the problem is that it’s likely mathematically and ecologically not possible to stop the trends at this point. literally, the only way to save the plan would be if something like bird flu started spreading with a 99 percent death rate, killing over half the population and bringing the economy of demanding energy no matter the environmental cost to a halt

          but they are already making vaccines for bird flu

          so, it’s pointless to fight now, just try to act surprised when we all die of environmental catastrophe

          perhaps as the older religious generations die off, newer generations will elect a global leader that will destroy all religious beliefs at any cost, resulting a purge on non-scientific thinking