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Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

407.8

New record high of CO2 in 2018

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50504131

 

Using data from monitoring stations in the Arctic and all over the world, researchers say that in 2018 concentrations of CO2 reached 407.8 parts per million (ppm), up from 405.5ppm a year previously.

This increase was above the average for the last 10 years and is 147% of the "pre-industrial" level in 1750.

The WMO also records concentrations of other warming gases, including methane and nitrous oxide. About 40% of the methane emitted into the air comes from natural sources, such as wetlands, with 60% from human activities, including cattle farming, rice cultivation and landfill dumps.

Methane is now at 259% of the pre-industrial level and the increase seen over the past year was higher than both the previous annual rate and the average over the past 10 years.

Nitrous oxide is emitted from natural and human sources, including from the oceans and from fertiliser-use in farming. According to the WMO, it is now at 123% of the levels that existed in 1750.

Last year's increase in concentrations of the gas, which can also harm the ozone layer, was bigger than the previous 12 months and higher than the average of the past decade.

 

 

 

11 Replies
sam1wiseone
Senior Contributor

Re: 407.8

And yet, we know within the last 100k years Antarctica had life and very little ice.    Cave man fires probably

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: 407.8

The BBC. That's the outfit that goes into schools and tell kids there are over 100 different genders. I think I'll pass on their science preaching. They are deniers.

cmilligan1958g
Senior Contributor

Re: 407.8

In the mid 1800's there were 60+ million head of bison. Today, there are 37 million head of cattle. 

So, we are to believe the communists claim that cattle are a problem?

 

They only produce 3.7% of gases that communists worry about. 🐮 

Packard27
Senior Contributor

Re: 407.8

Canuck,

In the immortal words of TV News Anchor of the millennium, Dan Rather; “Courage. We are all going to get through this.”

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: 407.8

Amazing the excuses listed but no real comment about what the facts show about the earth and the atmosphere now.

Yes Antarctica was warmer in the past when the CO2 levels were as high as now, sea levels were higher too. That is what scientists are warning us that can happen again as the ice melts, higher sea levels and much less land to live on where millions of people live now.

And because the article is in the BBC some will ignore it (I think if you look around you will find similar articles in other publications too). If something you just believe is wrong is published does that make the publisher wrong in everything?  You do realize this article is just listing actual recorded numbers, those are FACTS not just a belief.

So 60 million bison used to roam North America, what does that have to do with mankind during all the CO2 producing hydrocarbons that have been stored in the earth for millions of years?

It does take courage for scientists to publish the facts and call for remedies to at least slow down the increase in gases that are warming the planet and be met by deniers that ignore facts and just believe nothing will change. Maybe not in their life time but change will come in their children and grand children life times and it will not all be good as millions and millions of people are forced to relocate to higher ground. Look at the disruptions now as people are forced to move often because of military operations which in many cases are brought about by pressure from changing climate

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: 407.8

Because we are sick of discussing made up fake science by a made up fake news outlet. They're not interested in science or the planet, they're interested in power, control, and the forced transfer of wealth from the US to turd world nations. The article is nothing more than fake crap from people who want us to just believe.

bruce MN
Advisor

Re: 407.8

Put those 37M on prairie grass and it might be close to none. 

gh2002gh
Senior Contributor

Re: 407.8

sdholloway56
Senior Advisor

Re: 407.8

As per the Savory TED piece I posted a while back at Cattle, no takers.

https://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_fight_desertification_and_reverse_climate_change

A natural grazing system is a net carbon sequestration equation.

Although an effort to replicate that would be opposed with Bundy type militancy against changing how things are supposed to be (since the government set up the grazing arrangemnts in the 1880s).

Do continue to be amazed at the vast number of things that Trashy People Just Know. Militantly.

The "they're gonna take our cows, too" thing is a pretty powerful hook to get some folks on board, though.