Environmental Protection

Last Year’s CO2 Levels Highest in 54 Years

Last Year’s CO2 Levels Highest in 54 Years

According to an article on Huffington Post, since carbon emissions recording began in 1959, 2012 marks the second highest rise in emissions. Samples are taken from air samples near a volcano in Maua Loa, Hawaii each year.  The results make it unlikely that expected global warming can be limited to another 2 degrees.

Some of the reasons for the drastic rise in emissions are thought to be from an increase in coal-burning power plants, burning of fossil fuels, and overall human activity. Some of the emissions research predicts that the current population trends will make the climate 2.5 to 4.5 degrees warmer within the next decades.

With all of the research that’s being done on the CO2 emissions and global climate change, do you feel like we can make a difference in global warming. I know I’ve read several blogs where some people consider this a lost cause and feel that it’s a natural phenomenon that we can’t change. Do you feel the same way?

Posted by Lindsay Page on Mar 06, 2013 at 9:53 AM


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