The Guardian: “The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached a record high, according to the latest figures, renewing fears that climate change could begin to slide out of control.
Scientists at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii say that CO2 levels in the atmosphere now stand at 387 parts per million (ppm), up almost 40% since the industrial revolution and the highest for at least the last 650,000 yeas.”
Opinion: I mean, who knew? If only we had put some restrictions on those gas guzzling SUV’s 650,000 years ago we could have avoided sliding out of control!
If you think that’s bad, listen to this: “Robin Oakley, head of Greenpeace’s climate change campaign, said: “We’re now witnessing a key moment in the climate change story, and it’s not good news. The last time the atmosphere was this choked with CO2 humans were yet to evolve as a species.”
Now that is serious, and whoever or whatever did it needs to be held accountable. Just as we were changing from our fish bodies whamo - Batman, we started abusing carbon with air conditioning, SUV’s and toilet paper.
Yesterday was Earth Day, a time of quiet reflection and repentance for our abuse of Mother Earth. Our Commander-in-Chief striving to be an example to us climate abusers, marked the day with important speeches about CO2.
Just to help us understand the danger we are in, he selflessly flew from Washington, D.C. to Washington State,traveling 2,328 miles, generating 568,032 pounds of carbon emissions at 244 pounds per mile.
Meanwhile, Michelle took another vacation.