– In 2016 in the Earth’s atmosphere was recorded record high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the report of the world meteorological organization (WMO), released on Monday.
Researchers at the organization said that this is due to human activity: CO2 in earth’s atmosphere in 2016 reached its highest level in 800 thousand years.
It is noted that the increase in CO2 levels in the atmosphere last year was 50% faster than over the last 10 years.
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“This is the highest growth in 30 years of observation”, – said the head of the program of observations of the atmosphere WMO Oksana Tarasova British Corporation “bi-Bi-si”.
In the report, the WMO also notes that the rapid growth of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere could “lead to unpredictable changes in the climate system”, which in turn will lead to “serious ecological and economic problems”.
The so-called greenhouse gases form around the Earth a layer that prevents thermal radiation to leave the planet’s atmosphere, creating the greenhouse effect and thereby affecting the climate on the planet.
In 2015 in Paris had prepared the agreement on combating climate change, it was signed in April 2016 at the headquarters of UN in new York. Signatures under the document were put by representatives of over 170 countries, including the US, China and Russia. It replaced the Kyoto Protocol. The Paris agreement obliged the US by 2025 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% compared with 2005 levels.
Later, the new President of the United States Donald trump has decided on the withdrawal of the country from the Paris agreement. As recalled after the announcement of this decision the US state Department, citing trump, Washington is ready to discuss the possibility again to enter into the agreement if the American side will create “favorable conditions”.