Bloomberg’s Carbon Clock

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  1. RW commented on Dec 2

    And the clock is ticking.

  2. Low Budget Dave commented on Dec 3

    They should add a graph to show some context. For each individual measuring site, the parts per million rises and falls with the seasons. Even the global average has a lot of noise. Over the last three million years or so, the rate has risen and fallen in (fairly regular) cycles between 250 ppm and 300 ppm.

    For most of human history, CO2 in the air has been about 250 ppm. We were “born” on an upswing, so we were headed to 300 ppm anyway. The current decade is higher than any other in the last three million years.

    Deniers are only partially correct when they say we don’t know what effect it will have: We literally have almost nothing to compare it to. Still, the great thing about scientific predictions is that they are usually right. If you get bitten by a radioactive rattlesnake, there is a slim chance that you will get super powers, but science predicts that you will get sick, and need treatment.

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