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Vera Barreto

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Climate: The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently.

In the centuries to come, history books will likely look back on September 2016 as a major milestone for the world’s climate. At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is usually at its minimum, the monthly value failed to drop below 400 parts per million (ppm). That all but ensures that 2016 will be the year that carbon dioxide officially passed the symbolic 400ppm mark, never to return below it in our lifetimes, according to scientists.

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Because carbon pollution has been increasing since the start of the industrial revolution and has shown no signs of abating, it was more a question of “when” rather than “if” we would cross this threshold. The inevitability doesn’t make it any less significant, though. September is usually the month when carbon dioxide is at its lowest after a summer of plants growing and sucking it up in the northern hemisphere. As fall wears on, those plants lose their leaves, which in turn decompose, releasing the stored carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere. At Mauna Loa Observatory, the world’s marquee site for monitoring carbon dioxide, there are signs that the process has begun but levels have remained above 400ppm. Since the industrial revolution, humans have been altering this process by adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than plants can take up. That’s driven carbon dioxide levels higher and with it, global temperatures, along with a host of other climate change impacts.

Full story at https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/28/the-world-passes-400ppm-carbon-dioxide-threshold-permanently

#climate #globalwarming #carbon #climatechange

Image: Coal-fired power station at sunset, UK, by Paul Glazzard
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Nishioka Yoshio

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At the conference of the United Nations, the White House say, making the New Clean Energy Plan including Mega Renewable Energy cities, the half houses using by solar energy on 2050, and reach 17% carbon emission 2005 levels by 2020! Thanks! Badman Nishioka/rainforest action group/HUTAN Group/Osaka/NGO
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Iftekharul Bashar

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UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon...
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Brian Gauspohl

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2016 was the first year since record keeping began that Minnesota USA had 2 mega rain events

http://www.startribune.com/state-climate-office-2016-first-year-with-2-minnesota-mega-rain-events/395046591/
The big story is news that we had not one, but two mega-rain events this past summer, based on forensic data and investigation by the Minnesota Climate Office and DNR. These sprawling areas of flooding appear to be on the increase; we've experienced at least 7 of these events since 2000. Somehow we get a break in the puddle treadmill with cool sunshine the rule from today into the weekend. Good timing for the Ryder Cup. Have you heard it's in tow...
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Guy Butterworth

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Dirty air contributes to 16,000 UK deaths per year, research from the World Health Organisation has stated
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Guy Butterworth

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No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth
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Even as we try and ratify Paris 2015, gasoline consumption in the USA is at it's highest level, carbon emissions are at their highest, and growth in atmospheric CO2 is at it's highest rate ever. We're not really cutting anything and are following the rcp 8.5 "business as usual" scenario. Which means >4C by 2100. And 1TtC thrown into the atmosphere until the easily accessible fossil carbon is all gone.

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Iftekharul Bashar

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Earth's roughly warmest in about 100,000 years...
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Brian Gauspohl

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November 2012 --- Conservative GOP Republican Donald Trump tweets on his Twitter feed that the warming climate is a hoax fabricated by China

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/265895292191248385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/9/26/13067910/presidential-debate-clinton-trump-global-warming-hoax 
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Bill Smith

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Exxon and its American oil industry peers have been reluctant to estimate the risks to their balance sheets. That contrasts with oil companies in Europe, which have been writing down the value of their assets over the last two years as oil prices plummeted. The Posey measure has focused the debate over whether it is reasonable — or even possible — to expect companies to put a price tag on the environmental impact of climate change. The issue is not limited to Exxon and oil companies. The Posey amendment would allow real estate companies to stay mum on the risks posed to waterfront properties by rising seas, for example, and let food companies leave the impact of future water shortages unaddressed. #USCongress #ClimateRisk
Exxon Mobil says it’s not possible to predict how climate change will affect its business. A bill in Congress says it shouldn’t be asked to.
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Nishioka Yoshio

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Costa Rica, appeared to make jointed the100% Renewable Energy! Badman Nishioka/rainforest action group/HUTAN Group/
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Nishioka Yoshio

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China announced reducing carbon emission by 2020! Badman Nishioka/rainforest group/NGO
A senior Chinese climate negotiator says his scientists are divided over when their carbon emissions will peak.
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Nishioka Yoshio

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Thanks! Carbon Brief com! The end of conference of the United Nations including Statements and many opinions! Gaining the 50% Dream, and making more 20% Dream! If we get the 70% Dream proceeding smuse to reduce big Climate Change now! Do we make more ambitious plans and actions! Badman Nishioka/rainforest action group/HUTAN Group/Osaka/NGO
With Ban Ki-moon's term as United Nations secretary general about to end, the organisation is preparing to appoint a new leader.
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Briar Haven

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Climate change denier Myron Ebell to lead the Environmental Protection Ageny during Trump's administration.
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Bob Payne

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We're in for a hot ride ;-)
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Guy Butterworth

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The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently - the guardian
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Guy Butterworth

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No fracking, drilling or digging: it’s the only way to save life on Earth
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Brian Gauspohl

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The present era is now experiencing the hottest temps going back 120,000 years and will become the hottest in more than 2 Million years

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/earth-warmest-in-120000-years-climate-change-study/
New research tracks the temperature over 2 million years of planetary history, and suggests where humans may take it in the future
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Brian Gauspohl

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Conservative GOP Republican Donald Trump is only a partial climate science denier? According to his US presidential campaign manager?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-global-warming_us_57ea5814e4b024a52d2a68fd?utm_hp_ref=climate-change
She offered fresh denials and explanations about the Republican nominee's science-denying tweets.
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Brian Gauspohl

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Conservative GOP Republican Donald Trump claimed in the US presidential election debate that he never said that climate change is a Chinese hoax? Fact check says #False

https://twitter.com/ABC/status/780585734151479297
Debate fact-check: @realDonaldTrump claims he did not say global warming is a Chinese hoax. Grade: False. http://abcn.ws/2d1YD4k #Debates · Embedded image. 6:51 PM - 26 Sep 2016. 1107 Retweets932 Likes. Reply to @ABC. Replies. Bubbaz Dad✌ . 13h13 hours ago. Bubbaz Dad✌ @_willcott.
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