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International Update Volume 50, Issue 17

GLOBAL CO2 LEVELS REACH RECORD HIGH, DESPITE PANDEMIC LOCKDOWNS

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose once again to the highest values ever recorded, despite global emissions drops due to the coronavirus pandemic. Carbon dioxide concentrations recorded at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reached 417.2 parts per million (ppm) in May, 2.4 ppm higher than last year’s peak of 414.8 ppm (Reuters).