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Greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

An investigation has found potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official data. Air monitors in Switzerland have detected large quantities of one gas coming from a location in Italy. However, the Italian submission to the UN records just a tiny amount of the substance being emitted. Levels of some emissions from India and China are so uncertain that experts say their

Atmospheric carbon dioxide level reaches historic high of 400 parts per million

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) gas in the in the Earth’s atmosphere passed 400ppm (parts per million) according to the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, where researchers have been recording levels of CO2 in the atmosphere since 1957. Climate scientists are worried that increasing levels of CO2 will cause average global temperatures to rise which will have a significant impact on the planet’s climate system.