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Greenhouse gas levels have hit yet another record – here’s why
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Greenhouse gas levels have hit yet another record – here’s why

Carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide reached record-high concentrations in the atmosphere in 2021, including the largest recorded increase in methane Environment 26 October 2022 By James Dinneen Greenhouse gas emissions are still rising Shutterstock/engel.ac Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and methane reached record high concentrations in the atmosphere in 2021 and have continued to rise...

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Atmospheric levels of all three greenhouse gases hit record high | Greenhouse gas emissions

Atmospheric levels of all three greenhouse gases have reached record highs, according to a study by the World Meteorological Organization, which scientists say means the world is “heading in the wrong direction”. The WMO found there was the biggest year-on-year jump in methane concentrations in 2020 and 2021 since systematic measurements began almost 40 years...

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise to Record Levels in 2021
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rise to Record Levels in 2021

GENEVA — The three main greenhouse gases hit record high levels in the atmosphere last year, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday, calling it an “ominous” sign as war in Ukraine, rising costs of food and fuel, and other worries have elbowed in on longtime concerns about global warming in recent months. “More bad news...

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Current emissions pledges will lead to catastrophic climate breakdown, says UN | Greenhouse gas emissions

Pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions will lead to global heating of 2.5C, a level that would condemn the world to catastrophic climate breakdown, according to the United Nations. Only a handful of countries have strengthened their commitments substantially in the last year, despite having promised to do so at the Cop26 UN climate summit...

Floating duckweed on ponds stimulates increased greenhouse gas emissions
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Floating duckweed on ponds stimulates increased greenhouse gas emissions

A pond covered in duckweed. Credit: Joseph Rabaey, University of Minnesota Plants typically absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen as part of photosynthesis. Most people associate greenery with reduced carbon levels, and in the case of Minnesota’s trees, that is certainly true. But in the thousands of duckweed-covered ponds across the state, the reality is...

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Methane reduction is vital to achieving a 1.5C future | Greenhouse gas emissions

Methane is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, trapping heat 80 times more effectively over a 20-year period. The amount of methane in the atmosphere is two and a half times pre-industrial levels and increasing steadily. There is little hope of keeping below the 1.5C target unless methane emissions are drastically reduced...

Kim Jong Un launches new greenhouse farm on former missile site
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Kim Jong Un launches new greenhouse farm on former missile site

IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Now Playing Kim Jong Un launches new farming project on former missile site 01:26 UP NEXT Tourists from abroad flock to Japan after Covid restrictions lifted 01:11 Storm Julia maintains deadly path toward Mexico 00:44 Dashcam video shows huge explosion...

Beef worst meat for greenhouse gas emissions
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Beef worst meat for greenhouse gas emissions

Costing the Earth? Beef is the worst offending food when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images) Land use and farm activities are shown by a study to be a significant source of food-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In the largest analysis of data of global food systems to date, published...