Concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of our planet has reached a historic high. According to the World Meteorological Organization — the UN body — content, such as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is in the last year, 386.8 ppm. Over the past 20 years, the volume of greenhouse gas emissions increased by 27.5%.
"The main long-lived greenhouse gases — carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide — are at record levels since the start of the industrial era. This is despite the economic slowdown. "
Leader in the field of emissions found in China, in recent years bypassed the U.S. in this area. The day before, on Tuesday, it is recognized and in Beijing, saying that in the coming years are going to seriously strengthen the control of emissions.
"We are now top the list in terms of emissions to the atmosphere. In order to further our sustainable development, we must take active steps to save energy and reduce emissions. "
Both reports were published on the eve of the next climate summit in Cancun, Mexico. After the failure of a number of previous summits and meetings at his high expectations.