Gases that cause greenhouse effect reach a record level

Gases that cause greenhouse effect reach a record level

The United Nations (UN) warned on Thursday (22) that, in 2017, greenhouse gases reached a new record in the atmosphere.

According to data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the average concentrations of three greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), have increased again.

"The scientific data are unequivocal. If the emissions of greenhouse gases, especially of CO2, are not reduced rapidly, the climate change will have irreversible and increasingly destructive consequences for life on Earth" said Petteri Taalas, the agency's secretary-general.

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