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Volume of greenhouse gas emissions broke all records in 2018


08/13/2019 - 16:29



Level of greenhouse gas emissions broke a record in 2018. The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 407.4 parts per million, which is the highest value in history.



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The impact of emissions on global warming compared with 1990 was stronger by 43%, reports CNN, referring to a report published by the Meteorological Society of the United States.
 
The year 2018 was one of the four warmest in history, with the other three being 2015, 2016 and 2017. The warmest year since the beginning of observations (conducted since the beginning of the 19th century) was 2016.
 
At the same time, 2018 showed a record of not only the average temperature, but also of the number of above-zero temperature anomalies. At the same time, the number of recorded temperature minima decreased.
 
The level of water in the oceans also rose. This has happened for the seventh time in a row since the beginning of satellite observations, which has been conducted for 26 years. Since 1993, water has risen by 81 mm, now the level went up by about 3.1 cm over 10 years.
 
source: cnn.com




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