Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Reach Record Highs
The United Nations' weather agency announced 2014 was another record high year for greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth's atmosphere.By Ryan Biek | November 9, 2015
The United Nations' weather agency announced Monday that 2014 was yet another record high year for greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth's atmosphere.
The newest report says between 1990 and 2014, there was a 36 percent increase in the warming effect on the Earth's climate –– mainly due to long-lasting greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide.
The agency's secretary general said in a statement: "Every year we say that time is running out. We have to act NOW to slash greenhouse gas emissions if we are to have a chance to keep the increase in temperatures to manageable levels."