Saturday October 01, 2016

Atmospheric Carbon Levels Pass Point Of No Return

We have supposedly passed the carbon tipping point and won’t be seeing levels below 400 PPM ever again. Fun effects may include extinction, food chain disruption, and rising sea levels.

According to a blog post last Friday from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "it already seems safe to conclude that we won’t be seeing a monthly value below 400 ppm this yearآ—or ever again for the indefinite future." Their findings are based on weekly observations of carbon dioxide at Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory, where climate scientists have been measuring CO2 levels since 1958. What’s so terrifying about this number? For several years now, scientists have been warning us that if atmospheric carbon were allowed to surpass 400 parts per million, it would mark a serious "milestone."