Carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high
The scientists said that the 415.26 parts per million (ppm) recorded over the weekend was the first daily baseline reading coming in over 415 ppm.
The data is recorded as part of what is known as the Keeling Curve, which tracks climate-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Levels normally go higher in the Northern Hemisphere at this time of the year.
The latest record came on the heels of a report by scientists which showed that CO2 emissions rose 1.7 per cent in 2018 and hit a new record, as global energy consumption continued to skyrocket.
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