The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere set a new record: this figure exceeded 421 parts per million.
The atmospheric observatory on the slope of the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii recorded a record figure of over 421 cm³/m³. Previously, the concentration never exceeded 420 cm³/m³.
For comparison: in 1950, the concentration of carbon dioxide was about 315 cm³/m³.
As the newspaper emphasizes, this record is only a single measurement, while indicators of the concentration of carbon dioxide. At this time of the year, carbon dioxide concentrations are close to peak. At the same time, over the past two months, the observatory has been constantly recording peak values - more than 417 cm³/m³.
The concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has been monitored daily since the late 1950s by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This indicator is monitored by an atmospheric station on the slope of the Mauna Loa volcano.