Earth’s CO2 Hits 400ppm

By: Gwendolyn Alley aka Art Predator

May 12 2013

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James Hillman (1998: 101):  The anima mundi indicates the animated possibilities presented by each event as it is, its sensuous presentation as a face.”

On Thursday, May 9, two weeks after Earth Day, on the same day as the eclipse pictured, we hit 400ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere.

“If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on Earth is adapted, paleoclimate evidence and ongoing climate change suggest that CO2 will need to be reduced from its current 385ppm to at most 350ppm,” writes NASA’s James Hansen (2008).

According Pieter Tans of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as reported to AP, the last time we hit 400ppm was 2 million years ago,  during the Pleistocene Era when “It was much warmer than it is today.”  Back then, forests grew in Greenland, converting the carbon in the air into trees…

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One comment on “Earth’s CO2 Hits 400ppm”

  1. Reblogged this on whisper down the write alley and commented:

    Some of the implications of hitting 400ppm…


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