Atmospheric CO2 Levels Just Hit The Highest Point In The History Of Our Species

Despite efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the level of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere hit a new high in April: an average of more than 410 parts per million (ppm). That is the highest point yet across the data we have for the last 800,000 years. The exact figure of CO2 concentration was 410.31 ppm, as measured by the Keeling Curve dataset collected at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. It is another alarming wake-up call as if we needed one about the damage we're doing to our planet, and how drastic action is required to avoid some conscequences in the decades to come.