The Problem: 800,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions Video

800,000 Years of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

The concentration of CO2 is now more than 30 percent higher than at any time during at least the past 800,000 years. If current emission trends continue, by 2100, CO2 concentration would be higher than the Earth has seen in more than 10 million years. Graphic source: Antarctic ice cores including EPICA Dome C ice core, in Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. Read more.