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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a chart showinggllobal atmospheric CO2 concentrations from 1700 to 2021.
Global atmospheric CO2 concentrations from 1700 to 2021. Image: Met Office.
a chart showing the Observed and forecast monthly and annual CO2 concentrations at Mauna Loa. Observations from the Scripps CO2 program, forecasts from Met Office.
Overall, the annual average CO2 concentration for 2021 is predicted to be 416.3ppm. Image: Met Office.
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