2016 saw average concentrations of CO2 hit 403.3 parts per million, up from 400ppm in 2015.

    "It is the largest increase we have ever seen in the 30 years we have had this network," Dr Oksana Tarasova, chief of WMO's global atmosphere watch programme, told BBC News.

    "The largest increase was in the previous El NiƱo, in 1997-1998 and it was 2.7ppm and now it is 3.3ppm, it is also 50% higher than the average of the last ten years."



Devac:

I wonder if it could be caused by reduced solubility of CO2 and CH4 in (salt) water as temperature rises. Both seem to be very sensitive to it under the standard pressure.


posted by WanderingEng: 412 days ago