Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

Carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere reach record high

The Guardian

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Concentrations are 50% above pre-industrial levels despite dip in emissions during pandemic

Concentrations of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have hit record highs, despite a dip in emissions due to the pandemic, scientists said.

The latest measurements from the long-running recording station at Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, show global levels of carbon dioxide are 50% above what they were when the Industrial Revolution began in Britain.

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