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How to really know If we are making any progress in reducing global warming.

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Submitted by Lawrence on

Would you be surprised to know that we are not making any real progress on reducing the worst current and future consequences of global warming? Here is the proof.

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Atmospheric carbon from fossil fuel burning is the main human-caused factor in the escalating global warming emergency we are experiencing now. The current level of carbon in our atmosphere is tracked using what is called the Keeling curve. The Keeling curve measures atmospheric carbon in parts per million (ppm).

Each year, many measurements are taken at Mauna Loa, Hawaii to determine the parts per million (ppm) of carbon in the atmosphere at that time. At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution around 1880, before we began fossil fuel burning, our atmospheric carbon level was at about 270 ppm. 

Here is the current Keeling curve graph. Today we are at about carbon 408 ppm.

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Keeling Curve Monthly CO2 graph, via Show.earth

As you can see, we are not reducing global warming causing carbon in spite of all that you have heard in the media about what both individuals  and nations are doing. This exponentially rising carbon is also very bad for limiting the 20 worst consequences of global warming. 

If the total carbon ppm level in our atmosphere is not going down or carbon’s average ppm level per year is not falling or at the very minimum slowing its steep level of increase (as shown above,)  we are in fact not making any significant progress on resolving the escalating global warming emergency. 

As you can instantly see in the above graph, not only are we not making any global warming reduction progress, worse yet, we are going in the wrong direction faster and faster!

This carbon ppm global warming measurement system is so accurate that it bears repeating. No matter what you are being told about global warming reduction progress by the media, governments or climate “authorities,” total atmospheric carbon as well as carbon’s average ppm level increase per year is the most dependable measurement of our real progress and the greatest predictor for current and future global warming consequences.
In Summary
There are two key ways you will always be able to tell if we are making honest progress in reducing global warming:

When you start seeing the above Keeling graph levels dropping from the current carbon ppm level (approximately 408 ppm) back to a reasonably safe carbon 350-325 ppm. 

When we see our average annual increase in carbon ppm levels (currently at about 3+ ppm per year) begin dropping significantly.

As you can see we are in deep trouble and we are not making progress In reducing global warming in spite of 30+ years of warnings about what is coming. 

If you are interested in what you can do to effectively help reduce global warming, click here and begin the actions steps of the new Job One Plan.

This document provided by the research and editorial team at Job One for Humanity. It is derived from the new book Climageddon, The Global Warming Emergency and How to Survive it.

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