Including audio from: George Monbiot, Mayer Hillman, Phil England
Concentrations of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas emitted largely by burning fossil fuels in power plants, factories and cars, had risen to 390 parts per million (ppm) from 388 a year ago. 400 parts per million is considered the critical threshhold beyond which warming effects may be beyond the point of no return. At the present rate of increase, we will reach the critical level in five years.
Meanwhile, on Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at an all time high. There is actually a relationship between the CO2 numbers and the Dow Jones. Governments are maintaining the Dow Jones numbers which reflect a toxic brew of overproduction and excessive consumption - all fueled by the burning of hydrocarbons, at the expense
of focussing on the CO2 numbers and the capacity of the planet to sustain our sort of life form.
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