The World Meteorological Organisation have announced a surge on C02 levels which will make the Paris Agreement levels unattainable.
2016 saw average concentrations of C02 reach 403.3 parts per million, up from 400 ppm in 2015. It is believed this is caused by a combination of human activities and the El Nino weather effect and C02 levels have now reached a level not seen in 800,000 years.
This steady increase, from just under 320ppm in 1960 is worrying for according to the WMO it could lead to “unpredictable changes in our climate systems … leading to severe ecological and economic disruptions.”
Will Governments take any notice or will it be just business as usual?