Carbon Dioxide reached the highest level of human history: Many programs are being run continuously under the leadership of United Nations Organization (UN) to save the Earth. Many countries of the world have moved towards achieving the goal of Zero Carbon Emission. India is also making its unprecedented contribution in the campaign to save the environment. Amidst all these efforts, a bad news has come that in the matter of carbon emissions, the record of the last 40 lakh years has been broken.
Unprecedented increase in CO2 emissions in 2021
Amidst the exploitation of natural resources, there has been a tremendous increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Carbon emissions are 50% higher than pre-industrial revolution levels. According to the report published in the ‘New York Times’, the report of the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii has revealed the highest carbon emissions this year in the last 4 million years. That is, humans released 36 billion tons of CO2 gas into the atmosphere in the year 2021, which was the highest compared to any previous year in human history. Let us tell you that most of the emissions of this gas come from burning oil, gas and coal.
Announcement on 3rd June
Scientists announced on June 3 that data obtained by NOAA’s weather station reached 421 parts per million in carbon dioxide in May, the highest ever in human history. This report also said that a large amount of carbon dioxide is also being released into the atmosphere through power plants, automobiles and other sources around the world.
According to Rick Spinrad, administrator of the NOAA Lab, human activities are constantly affecting the environment under pressure to handle the economy. This has led to climate change. Rick also said, ‘The new data is again warning us that now is the time to take necessary and strict steps.’ Scientists from the same lab told that the level of CO2 gas was reduced in 2020 during the economic downturn due to the corona epidemic. But the next year itself, it increased to a terrible level.
impact on millions of people
Let us tell you that due to the increase of carbon dioxide in the environment, the earth is also getting warmer. Due to this, the incidents of forest fires have increased rapidly along with floods, scorching heat, drought all over the world. Coastal cities are slowly sinking. In this way, the risk of homelessness of crores of humans has increased.