According to Amir Jina of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago[i], planet Earth reached a global warming milestone in September 2016. Jina says that the milestone will occur on a volcano in Hawaii where a monitoring station has been recording carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere since the late 1950s.
“The Keeling Curve data that it has produced has been extremely influential, having first quantified humanity’s role in increasing CO2 levels in our atmosphere. And, it first documented a remarkable thing: The Earth literally “breathing” as plants grow in spring and summer and take in CO2, and then slowly release CO2 as they are harvested or die off,”[ii] Jina said. (This applies to the most recent two years of the Keeling Curve; explore 800,000 years of data at https://scripps.ucsd.edu/programs/keelingcurve/ )
“CO2 levels usually bottom out in late September or early October before the “exhale” of CO2 begins. CO2 levels at this “exhale” point have always dropped below 400 parts per million (ppm)—the milestone at which scientists say it will be difficult to keep climate change in check once crossed. In the next few weeks, when this “exhale” point is upon us once again, we could very well cross that milestone and bid farewell to a sub-400 ppm world once and for all.”[iii]
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