314 North American Bird Species Face Extinction This Century Because Climate Is Changing Faster Than They Can Adapt

Geneva, Switzerland September 9, 2014, report by the WMO.
Geneva, Switzerland September 9, 2014, report by the WMO.

"In 2013, concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere was 142% of the pre-industrial era (1750), and of methane and nitrous oxide 253% and 121% respectively."

Earth's atmosphere reached a modern record high in 2013 of 396 parts per million CO2, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, according to the World Meteorological Organization in its annual report. Graph by zfacts.comCarbonDioxide.
Earth's atmosphere reached a modern record high in 2013 of 396 parts per million CO2, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, according to the World Meteorological Organization in its annual report. Graph by zfacts.comCarbonDioxide.

September 25, 2014  Washington, D. C. - According to the September 2014 report by the World Meteorological Organization, the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high over the year 2013. The WMO's Greenhouse Gas Bulletin shows that between 1990 and 2013 — only 23 years there was a “34% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of long-lived greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide. In 2013, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere was 42% higher than in the pre-industrial era starting in 1750. Methane climbed to 153% higher than the pre-industrial era; and nitrous oxide reached 21% higher. The global concentrations of CO2 rose to 396 parts per million in 2013 — an increase of 2.9 ppm from 2012. That is the biggest year-to-year change in three decades. Based on this current rate of increase, CO2 levels are expected to rise above 400 ppm by 2016.

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