Media reported that during the global health crisis, it is easy to forget that humanbeing sat in fact faced a threat to survival from multiple perspectives. The new coronavirus pandemic will pass, but when it passes, our planet will still be in danger. Worst of all, it’s mainly caused by us as humanbeings themselves. Scientists revealed on Thursday that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in April was the highest ever.
Measurements showed that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was as high as 17%. Since human activity is a major source of carbon dioxide, it is clear that humanity is not doing enough to prevent eventual disasters.
Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. When greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere, they absorb heat and gradually warm the planet. This is not a one-off, and sometimes the amount of greenhouse gases detected in the atmosphere decreases, but the overall picture shows that greenhouse gas levels are rising sharply over time.
This will have a lot of impact on the earth. It will lead to higher ocean temperatures that can kill important coral reef systems that themselves protect coastal communities from storm surges and destructive waves. It can affect the weather, trigger ingerandstorms, and there is already enough evidence to suggest that the hotter the planet, the greater the damage caused by hurricanes and other large storms.
Drought has fueled wildfires that have destroyed entire communities and people’s lives. Of course, there is the problem of the food chain, which can be completely subverted when certain species are pushed to extinction by unbearable climatic conditions on the oceans and on land.
In short, humans have largely screwed up.
“This shows how difficult and difficult it is to reduce emissions,” Pieter Tans, a senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said in a statement. For a long time, we’ve really been warming the planet. “