Despite pandemic shutdowns, carbon dioxide and methane surged in 2020

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: April 7

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: Silver Spring, MD

Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Author(s): Theo Stein


Carbon dioxide levels are now higher than at anytime in the past 3.6 million years

Levels of the two most important anthropogenic greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, continued their unrelenting rise in 2020 despite the economic slowdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic response, NOAA announced today.

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