The horror! Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm

Watts Up With That?

From the RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS and “it’s just a number” department, comes this breathless press release.

This figure shows variations in the atmospheric CO2 concentration observed at Syowa Station since 2014. CREDIT National Institute of Polar Research and Tohoku University This figure shows variations in the atmospheric CO2 concentration observed at Syowa Station since 2014. CREDIT National Institute of Polar Research and Tohoku University

Atmospheric CO2 concentration at Syowa Station in Antarctica exceeds 400 ppm

According to the 57th Japan Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE)/National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), a daily mean atmospheric CO2 concentration value of 400.06 ppm was observed at Syowa Station, Antarctica, on May 14, 2016.

This is the first time that the CO2 concentration at Syowa Station has exceeded 400 ppm since NIPR and the Tohoku University in Japan initiated observations in 1984. In addition, the monthly mean CO2 concentration value for June 2016 reached 400.51 ppm.

CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and its atmospheric concentration is increasing owing to human activities since the Industrial…

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