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Published on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Common Dreams
400 PPM: ‘Just a Matter of Time’ Before We Cross Climate Threshold ‘Forever’
Fossil fuel burning increasing greenhouse gases to levels ‘not seen in human history’
– Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer
The graph known as the Keeling Curve shows steady rise in carbon dioxide and seasonal variations (NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory/Scripps Institute of Oceanography)Climate scientists have long said that the earth cannot withstand more than 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere for very long without tipping the scales against human life once and for all.
And according to Ralph Keeling, who runs the carbon dioxide monitoring program at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, that atmospheric concentration was recorded last week for the first time this year, two months earlier than last. Now, warns Keeling, it is only a matter of time before the atmosphere permanently…
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