Friday, January 14, 2011

Greenhouse Gases at Highest Level

The Industrial Revolution began in the late 1700's and Our Home has seen a rise of greenhouse gases ever since. Recent statistics have shown that human activities are driving climate change.

An expert at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science said recent U.S. data shows proof of climate change.

"These new figures show unequivocally that the Earth is warming and its temperature is at record levels," Ward said.

"The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached 390 parts per million, its highest level for at least 800,000 years and almost 40 per cent higher than the level before the start of the Industrial Revolution when humans started to burn fossil fuels in increasing amounts."

"The evidence is overwhelming that human activities are driving climate change."

The findings encourage one to think about if all of the human activity is going to irrevocably change our planet.

Image: Painting by Jakob Loutherbourg, 1801 of blast furnaces