It is official. The atmospheric CO2 level measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii is over 400, hitting 404 on March 16, 2016.
The rise of CO2 in the atmosphere is alarming and is directly related to burning of fossil fuels (man's activity). Just take a look at the graphs below and you can see what I mean.
How can there be any doubt that Man's activity (since the Industrial Revolution) is not responsible for global climate change, when we are in record setting territory for CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere.
The ice core data from Antarctica provides us with CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere up to 800,000 years ago. Even since the 1700's there is an obvious rise in CO2 to present day.
The only reason why we are not seeing more obvious atmospheric greenhouse effects of these concentrations is because the oceans of the world are acting as an enormous buffer, absorbing most of the increase in atmospheric CO2. The oceans are still currently alkaline but are becoming increasingly acidic as they absorb more and more CO2 from the atmosphere.
However, this buffering affect has its limits. When the oceans become saturated, we will see alarming greenhouse affects in the atmosphere.
Maddalena Environmental Inc.