Rising carbon dioxide emissions push greenhouse gases to record high theguardian.com, Tuesday 9 September 2014 15.54 BST

CO2 concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere increasing

at their fastest rate for 30 years, meteorologists warn. 



Surging carbon dioxide levels have pushed greenhouse gases to record highs in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)has said.

Experts warned that the world was “running out of time” to reverse rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) to tackle climate change.

-gas increased more between 2012 and 2013.

-142% of what they were before the Industrial Revolution.

- methane now 253% and nitrous oxide 121% of pre-industrial levels.

-Oceans cushion the increases at a cost, with the world’s seas becoming more acidic at a rate not seen for at least 300m years

-due to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels.

-increased last year at the fastest rate for nearly 30 years.

-The laws of physics are non-negotiable.” We must take action now.

Last year levels increased by 2.9ppm – the largest annual increase seen from 1984 to 2013.

-It could also reduce survival, hit development and growth rates and effect physiological functions in wildlife.

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