UN issued warning as Carbon dioxide level touched the new global record in 2017

by Steven Smith
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UN issued warning for Carbon dioxide

Scientists already blamed carbon dioxide as the main reason for the greenhouse effect which is further causing the climate change. The Greenhouse Gas Bulletin now wants a rapid cut down of CO2 emission as the UN now thinks “The window of opportunity for action is almost closed.” It is now clear that if we really want to stop the drastic climate change then it is high time for us to cut all the greenhouse gasses.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas issues a statement saying “The science is clear. Without rapid cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gases, climate change will have increasingly destructive and irreversible impacts on life on Earth.” The CO2 level recorded in 2016 was 403.3 parts per million which went up to 405.5 ppm in 2017.

CO2 level Rising

The chief of WMO’s atmospheric environment research, Oksana Tarasova, said “The most alarming thing is that … half of the increase from pre-industrial times comes within the last 30 years.” Scientists expected a much lower rise of the CO2 graph due to the ‘El Nino’ aftereffect which generally causes a slowdown in the CO2 concentration.

UN is going to arrange a meeting of all the nations to agree on the 2015 Paris accord to prevent the drastic climate change and also to end the fossil fuel use within this century. Michelle Bachelet, the UN human rights chief, already sent letters to all the nations urging them to prevent climate change and also to mitigate the horrible effects of the change.

UN worried about CO2 emission

As all the countries show their support to stop the climate change, the United States is the only nation to withdraw their name from the 2015 Paris Agreement while President Trump expressing strong doubts about the scientific understanding of global warming. He twitted this Wednesday “Brutal and Extended Cold Blast could shatter ALL RECORDS – Whatever happened to Global Warming?”

While countering Trump’s thought, the WMO chief scientist Pavel Kabat stated: “On the longer timescale we are not that much worried about the current political disturbance.” Elena Manaenkova, the WMO Deputy Secretary-General, also expressed that the “Climate change is scientifically proven.”

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