Carbon emissions still increasing despite recession
With the whole economic kerfuffle going on you would've thought that there would be less carbon going up into the air. New studies show that emissions continue to ride, however.
Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown
The data is collected and analyzed by scientists from the Norwegian Polar Institute
and Stockholm University
. Researchers found that during the first two weeks of March, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose to 393.71 parts per million (ppm), up from 393.17 ppm during the same period last year. John Stroem, a scientist with the Norwegian Polar Institute, told Reuters
that looking back at data gathered since the 1980s, the increase in carbon concentration levels seems to be accelerating.