CO2 Threshold–Watch Out

co2Carbon Dioxide levels have now surpassed a critical threshold: 400 parts per million.

The average daily readings on top of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa Observatory are considered the best indicator because of the mountain’s height and distance from any major polluter.

It doesn’t really matter what you think about global warming here. When CO2 density surpasses 400 ppm, the average global temperature will rise. And it will almost certainly bring with it extremes of temperature, precipitation, drought, and wind. And rising sea levels.

Expect more, and worse, natural disasters.

And don’t blame God.

Though it was on the front page of major newspapers, this has gotten remarkably little attention compared to its significance. A bombing will transfix the nation. Something like this is undramatic, so it generates little buzz. But as the years pass, it will certainly affect us all in more ways than we now imagine.