Atmospheric CO2 Hits 412.37 ppm
On April 23rd, CO2 levels at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii hit the highest average daily level so far for 2018 at 412.37 ppm, with a peak hourly level above 413 ppm.
The good news is that it was slightly below the alltime record last year of 412.63 on April 26, but that doesn't mean that CO2 levels aren't still rising. CO2 is higher overall this year.
The really bad news is that human carbon emissions had maybe peaked but are now climbing again and sea ice in the Arctic is at an all-time low for this time of the year after suffering a winter heat wave with much of the winter being above freezing instead of the normal -60°C.
The Arctic stores vastly more carbon than all human emissions for all time and is currently spewing out massive amounts of CO2 and methane in ever increasing amounts.
Once the summer ice is mostly gone the Arctic will absorb so much heat that the ice will stay gone and then the emissions will increase even faster and the Earth will heat up much faster and the ice at Antarctica and Greenland will melt faster and faster and raise ocean levels by some 100 meters (328 feet).
Record high (and some record low) temperatures are increasingly becoming the norm each year with many parts of the world regularly experiencing temperatures that are 20°C above normal.
Some places are already experiencing lethal temperatures and people can't go outside.
An increasing number of climate scientists, such as Dr. Peter Wadhams, professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, are stepping out of the delusion that humans will reduce their carbon emissions in time to avoid catastrophic global warming and climate change and that the only option left now is radical geo-engineering on a mass scale. But, no one seems to be seriously talking about geo-engineering.
The NAPC will endeavor to use the AMERO to fund innovative research into climate adaptation and solutions to reverse the causes of global warming.