SOURCE: National Observer
DATE: April 10, 2017
- The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to accelerate upwards despite global efforts.
- The last two years had “unprecedented” increases.
- Canadian CO2 extraction is playing an oversized role.
The primary driver of global warming, disruptive climate changes and ocean acidification is the ever-increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.
Despite decades of global efforts towards climate policies, clean energy and efficiency, CO2 levels continue to rise and are actually accelerating upwards. For those of us hoping for signs of climate progress, this most critical and basic climate data is bitter news indeed. It shows humanity racing ever more rapidly into a full-blown crisis for both our climate and our oceans.