418 ppm: the average concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere in 2018
CO2 concentration should be and can be common knowledge! We know what 65 Fareneheit or 25 Celsius feels like; what 3.4 or 6.5 on the Ricther scale might feel like, but do we know what 418 ppm means or feels like? Let’s dig in!
For the past few hundred years, the CO2 concentration was always under 300 ppm (parts per million). After the 1900’s, the concentration rapidly increased due to the industrial revolution and increased population and energy consumption.
In 2022, the concentration of CO2 was 418 ppm. Experts say that if we surpass 450 ppm, we will surpass the 1.5C goal set by the Paris Agreement, and we need to be at or below 350 ppm for a thriving planet.
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