Carbon Dioxide hit 400 Parts per Million Yesterday

Concentrations of carbon dioxide, the primary global warming pollutant, hit 400 parts per million in our atmosphere yesterday for the first time in human history. Over the past 150 years we have modified the composition of our atmosphere at an unprecedented rate. Every day we add 90 million tons of global warming pollution into our sky. Climate scientist Jim Hanson calculated that the accumulated anthropogenic global warming pollution in the atmosphere now traps enough extra heat energy every day to equal the energy of 400,000 Hiroshima-scale nuclear weapons.

But none of this is real, according to a tiny minority of fossil-fuel moguls who fund obfuscation campaigns to continue to enrich themselves, at the cost of mankind’s welfare.

The 400 PPM is there, we can measure it. It’s real. Where is it coming from if not from my tailpipe, I ask?

And so I drive to work.

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