Arctic CO2 Levels Up - Methane Released. Do humans have time?
Carbon Dioxide levels up - its bad - Methane is worse. Recently scientist reported that humans have not reduced thier carbon footprint on this planet. If anything, we are increasing. This will lead to a relase of a powerful gas - Methane. This will be the final blow - this gas has the power to destroy out Planet.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a record high, according to the latest figures released by an internationally regarded measuring station in the Arctic.
Put simply, the main greenhouse gas is being released into the atmosphere at an alarming rate. You may be thinking, yeah - well so what. It has been going on for a while and we are still here.
Well, keep reading and you will understand why we are at a perspicuous, we can heed the Planet's call to change our ways, or I guess face its tears.
Back to the greenhouse gases. Here are some facts and figures released that indicate how we are still continuing to destroy our Earth.
Levels of the gas at the Zeppelin research station on Svalbard, northern Norway, last week peaked at over 397 parts per million (ppm), an increase of more than 2.5ppm on 2008. They have since begun to reduce and today stand at 393.7ppm. Prior to the industrial revolution, CO2 levels were around 280ppm.
What we are now witnessing, is fast changes on the Planet. It is heating up too quickly and we are seeing cataclysmic results.
"It is not the level of CO2 that is the problem, because the earth will adapt. What is very worrying is the speed of change. Levels [here] are now increasing 2-3ppm a year.
"The rate of increase is much faster than only 10-20 years ago. You can almost see the changes taking place. Never before have CO2 levels increased so fast,"
As this report comes to you, Brazil is going through massive flooding where people can not go into their homes. A typhoon ripped through the Philippines, and LA is witnessing drastic fires. When will the Earth's pain affect you, and cause you to change?
"It is clearly the effect of human activity. Even if we stopped emitting now, we would have to live with this ... we will have to live with it for thousands of years, but that does not mean we should do nothing."
The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), issued last year, highlights "the importance of lifestyle changes," said Rajendra Pachauri at a press conference in Paris.
"This is something that the IPCC was afraid to say earlier, but now we have said it."
"Please eat less meat -- meat is a very carbon intensive commodity," he said, adding that consuming large quantities was also bad for one's health.
Studies have shown that producing one kilo (2.2 pounds) of meat causes the emissions equivalent of 36.4 kilos of carbon dioxide.
In addition, raising and transporting that slab of beef, lamb or pork requires the same amount of energy as lighting a 100-watt bulb for nearly three weeks.
When are we going to listen? When are we going to change? What tipping point will affect you to change?
Now, the greenhouse gas count is alarming. But what you need to be aware of as well is that CO2 is bad. But what is worse, is Methane. Once this is released it will be a steroid injection into the atmosphere that will cause irrevocable Planet changes.
Arctic scientists discover new global warming threat as melting permafrost releases millions of tons of a gas 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide
At what level are you willing to live with? If you change now we have chance of not witnessing such changes, but if you keep on ignoring leading scientist and leaders - well, you can only point the finger at yourself.