What Are We Doing?

For 800,000 years before the twentieth century, carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere never exceeded 300 parts per million. Then the Industrial Revolution began, and modern human civilization started burning through millions of years of fossilized carbon in the geological blink of an eye.

via Monthly carbon dioxide levels hit new milestone | NOAA Climate.gov.

Highest levels in 800,00 years…and even if we completely quit producing it at these levels, it would take thousand(s) of years to be removed from the atmosphere.

I worry for my grandkids.  What kind of world are we leaving them?

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