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Source: istock

CO2 in atmosphere reaches all-time high, making Paris Agreement goals more and more distant

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We know that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are alarmingly high — but new data from two key reports show that CO2 levels are the highest they've been in millions of years (literally). And considering CO2 in the atmosphere contributes to global heating, a major component of the climate crisis with drastic consequences, this data cannot be ignored.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) published the WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Monday, Nov. 25, and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) published its annual Emissions Gap Report on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The two reports work hand-in-hand to highlight the severity of the climate emergency.