Future of the Environment

Met Office: Atmospheric CO2 now hitting 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Atmospheric CO2 levels have exceeded 417 parts per million. Image: REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Richard Betts

Met Office Head of Climate Impacts Research and Professor, University of Exeter


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Global atmospheric CO2 concentrations from 1700 to 2021. Image: Met Office.
Overall, the annual average CO2 concentration for 2021 is predicted to be 416.3ppm. Image: Met Office.

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