Scientists report that the Earth’s atmosphere has accumulated a huge amount of carbon dioxide. This kind of information has been obtained by American experts who represent the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The control station, which is stationed in Hawaii, could quite accurately capture the content in the atmosphere of carbon dioxide four hundred million shares, or four milliliters per cubic meter of air. The findings were a real record in the history of doing this kind of observation, namely since 1958.
For scientists such rapid growth figures was a real surprise. Among other things, found strong evidence that much of an increase in the number of carbon dioxide emissions directly associated with the burning of coal, oil and natural gas.
It is worth noting that in the mid-nineteenth century, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere does not exceed three hundred million shares. For eighty years of the last century, it began to increase and passed for three million shares. According to preliminary data, the barrier of four hundred fifty million shares will be made in a very short period of time. In the past, high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has already been there, but then there was the existence of man, namely, about four million years ago.
Experts believe that today it is necessary to take urgent measures to put a rapid increase in the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere. If you do not, then the future consequences for the planet’s climate would be simply disastrous. First of all, as scientists believe, should actively introduce new alternative sources of energy that will help to minimize the negative impact on the environment. The rapid increase in carbon dioxide will lead to an inevitable increase the greenhouse effect and the overall temperature of the planet.