Scientists have recorded a new record of the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere


In a recent report of the American Meteorological Society, it was found that the CO2 content in the atmosphere of our planet to the beginning of 2019 reached a record level in the past 800 thousand years.

Almost every year since the beginning of the 21st century has been warmer than the previous one, especially this difference is noticeable if we consider the time period from 1980 to 2010. In 2018, emissions of gases like methane, carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, which lead to the greenhouse effect, reached new record levels.

Scientists have recorded a new record of the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere

The current concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere is 407 ppm. Scientific facts in the report confirmed that if that trend increase in emissions will continue to grow, then global warming will lead to a series of disasters, what will be a direct threat not only for the millions of different organisms inhabiting the planet, but also for human life.

The increase in the number of compounds that pollute the air poses a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. For example, due to incomplete combustion of minerals release carbon monoxide, which is a toxic gas detrimental effect on the our cardiovascular system.

Scientists have recorded a new record of the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere

According to the reports of the World Health Organization, air pollution provokes death from various diseases more than 7 million people per year. One-third of all deaths from lung cancer is due to the fact that people have long lived in an environment with polluted air.

How can we prevent air pollution on our own?

  • Plant trees in the garden or in the yard, even one tree can clean a huge amount of toxic air. If you spend a lot of time at home, indoor plants will save you from an overabundance of CO2.
  • Try to use public transport or the metro: the fewer personal cars on the road, the less combustion products will get into the atmosphere.
  • Avoid the use of plastic bags. They pollute water, soil and the environment as a whole. The decomposition period of a plastic bag is more than 60 years.
  • You must begin to handle household waste correctly. Reuse, recycling, and squeezing garbage can reduce its amount. The less waste in landfills will fall, the better for the environment.
  • Do not use lighting and household appliances unnecessarily. Since electricity is produced mainly in thermal power plants, where the fuel is coal or natural gas, electricity saving you reduce the load for the power generation.