Carbon Dioxide Levels Surpass 400 PPM Levels For First Time

May 13, 2013 Full story: RedOrbit

Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have surpassed 400 parts per million for the first time in human history, according to data released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration .

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#1 May 13, 2013
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Sir Brian Hoskins, the head of climate change at the UK-based Royal Society, told BBC News he hoped the milestone would “jolt governments into action” and increase efforts to battle global warming.

Likewise, World Wildlife Fund chief scientist Jon Hoekstra told Rice the news is “a sobering reminder that the planet we know today will not be the planet we know tomorrow,” and Prof Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told The Guardian,“We must hope that the world crossing this milestone will bring about awareness of the scientific reality of climate change and how human society should deal with the challenge.”

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