Thursday, April 10, 2014

We couldn't have done it without you!

Congratulations. 'Murica, congratulations world!
The concentration of carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas that drives climate change, hit 402 parts per million this week — the highest level recorded in at least 800,000 years. The recordings came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii, which marked another ominous milestone last May when the 400 ppm threshold was crossed for the first time in recorded history.
So many of us have done our part...but some have done quite a bit more than others.

Now let's go have a nice glass of tap water...oops, sorry West Virginia.

 [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

The free market has done a great job selling bottled water to thirsty West Virginia consumers. Since the first couple of weeks, there haven’t been any shortages, and there’s been a lot of profit.


Anonymous said...

"...oops, sorry West Virginia."

And you too, North Carolina.

Anonymous said...

We Can ALL clean Up OUR ACT; by EFFECTING CURRENT LAW (e.g., Clean Water ACT):
"(1) it is the national goal that the discharge of pollutants into the navigable waters be ELIMINATED by 1985."
By itself, this would STOP KXL, Fracking and "mountaintop removal" for coal.
Just(ly) Do IT!

kingweasil said...

“that suggested we would have to go back at least 15 million years to find carbon dioxide levels approaching today’s levels”... See? There is no global warming. Its just like our fine republican politicians have been saying all along,all weather is cyclical.

Grung_e_Gene said...

Ha wrong! The earth is no more than 10,000 years old. Boom!

pansypoo said...

thanks dinosaurs. the old + the new.