The Guardian reported today that monitoring stations across the Arctic have repor
ted that carbon dioxide in the regional atmosphere has breached the 400ppm mark. The global average is currently at 395ppm but we can expect that soon to rise. While the level will fluctuate seasonally and is likely to reduce in the summer, with the announcement by the International Energy Agency last month that global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion reached a record high of 31.6 Gt in 2011, an increase of 1.0Gt on 2010
We cannot afford to delay. We must act now and pressure our politicians to act now.