Facing up to a Low-Carbon Society and Economy
Zieschank, Roland – 2011
Despite different scientific studies about future trends in climate change and their impacts on ecosystems and regions, measurements of recent periods indicate an unbowed trend in rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. In 2008, this concentration amounted to 385 parts CO2 per million molecules in the global atmosphere, an increase of round about 38% compared to a pre-industrial level. Moreover, during the last decades the speed of CO2 emissions seems to accelerate, so that concentration levels are rising more than at any time in the last 100,000 years.