National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Alert! El Niño To Bring Fastest Rise in CO2 in 2016

Fri, 06/17/2016
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Climate scientists warned that levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is going to be at its highest this year. Contrary to what experts have previously estimated, and helped by El Nino, CO2 levels will exceed a benchmark of 400 parts per million (ppm) for the entire year, as measured atop Hawaii's famous Mauna Loa volcano.