EnviroTech :: Climate Change
WMO report: Greenhouse gases reach record atmospheric level in 2012
7:37 AM MST | November 11, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft
The volume of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO; Geneva, Switzerland) in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. WMO says that the there was a 32% increase in radiative forcing—the warming effect on the climate—between 1990 and 2012, because of emissions of heat-trapping gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). CO2, mainly resulting fossil fuel use, accounted for 80% of the increase, says WMO. The atmospheric increase in the...
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