These gases emitted through human activities and the burning of fossil fuels contribute to global warming.
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Atmospheric concentrations of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming will reach record levels in 2021, as will sea levels. This was reported by the American Oceanic and Atmospheric Observation Agency (NOAA) on Wednesday, August 31.
As greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise again after the Covid-19 crisis, the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has reached an average of 414.7 parts per million (ppm), according to the annual report. American Journal of Climate, led by NOAA scientists.
(3 of 4) Dominant greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide – hit new record highs in 2021 #StateofClimate2021 Report from @ametsoc With research from @NOAANCEI Scientists: https://t.co/jCSy8bRMWF pic.twitter.com/OD67zn6sFq
— NOAA (@NOAA) August 31, 2022
These gases, produced by burning coal, oil and gas, which we use to move, feed and house us, are causing global warming and cascading damage, as France was able to observe this summer.
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