On a more serious note, the reason for this is most likely the tropical forest absorbing the CO2. The truly worrying part is the fact that we are now way past the 400ppm threshold, maybe permanently, set by scientists as the point of no return.
A workmate of mine, who actually did climate modelling as part of his PhD, made me aware to also keep an eye on Methane, which is a much more potent green house gas with devastating impact on marine life. It is mainly produced by life stock. The upside about this is that if we stop emitting it will relatively quickly leave the atmosphere.
transparency in action: The full texts of the new, modernised EU-Mexico
trade Agreement in Principle are now available on our website! (we’re adding the remaining annexes & chapters as we speak)
Share of renewables in energy consumption in the EU reached 17% in 2016
In 2016, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final
consumption of energy reached 17% in the European Union (EU), double the
share in 2004 (8.5%), the first year for which the data are available.
La part des énergies renouvelables dans la consommation d’énergie a atteint 17% dans l’UE en 2016 Onze États membres ont déjà atteint leurs objectifs 2020
Anteil erneuerbarer Energien am Energieverbrauch in der EU erreichte 2016 17% Elf Mitgliedstaaten erreichen bereits ihre Zielwerte für 2020
Under pressure from the European Union to rein in air pollution, the German government said it is considering a plan that would make public transportation free in its most polluted cities, according to a letter seen by German media on Tuesday.
“One of our main demands is that any country who signs a trade agreement with EU should implement the Paris Agreement on the ground,” Lemoyne said. “No Paris Agreement, no trade agreement. The U.S. knows what to expect.”
The EU funds will form part of the bloc’s External Investment Plan, and
will be focused on sustainable cities, clean energy and sustainable
agriculture. The announcement was made at the One Planet Summit in Paris
As mentioned in the interview, some people will falsely claim this to support climate change deniers. But the data is in fact removing both higher and lower bound scenarios. Thereby confirming that the overall direction predicted by climate models is correct and action is needed.