Now the end is near! For the first time in human history, carbon dioxide reached such a dangerous level
CO2 level at the highest point
Carbon dioxide levels have reached their highest point at 421 parts per million (ppm). This is the first time the observatory has found carbon dioxide levels so high. Significantly, the last time such an increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere was 40 million years ago. When the sea level was several meters high and the forest was spread in many parts of Antarctica.
Highest carbon emissions in 2021
According to scientists, a total of 36.3 billion tonnes of emissions have occurred in 2021, which is the highest level in history. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, the planet continues to warm. The emission of carbon dioxide is increasing continuously and it is getting more and more year after year. Due to the increasing use of fossil fuels, its amount in the atmosphere is increasing day by day.
Environment got better in Corona period
Significantly, during the economic recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, the level of carbon dioxide decreased around 2020. But it had no effect on the long-term trend. According to the 2015 Paris Agreement, it is necessary to keep the increase in temperature below 2 °C from pre-industrial revolution levels and strive to 1.5 °C if possible.
the ruined earth
But even after so many years, the increasing level of carbon dioxide is giving evidence that we have not made any significant progress in the direction of improving the environment. The wild increase in gases like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide has made the earth more dangerous for our future generations. With the speed with which we are pushing our home towards destruction, it is possible that soon we will have to find new options for ourselves.
worry for india
Significantly, India is the third largest emitter of the world in terms of carbon emissions. The ever-increasing level of carbon dioxide is also a matter of concern for India. However, there is no estimate of the direct impact of rising levels of carbon dioxide on India. Yet several reports indicate that India’s annual mean temperature has increased by about 1.2 °C since the beginning of the 20th century.
the future will have to pay the price
Due to the increase in the average temperature of India, floods, droughts, unseasonal rains, hailstorms are increasing in the country. Due to this not only our daily life is getting affected but, our agriculture based economy is also facing heavy losses. If we are not alert today, then in future our future generations will have to pay a heavy price for this, and every citizen of the world will be responsible for this.