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
    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