Carbon Dioxide Levels: A Worldwide Problem

Climate change has become a worldwide issue in the past few years and there is a huge problem on the horizon that deals with just that. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, scientific monitors reported that the gas had reached an average daily level that surpasses 400 parts per million. The article goes on to say that the levels haven’t been this high for 3 million years. These statistics reflect the seriousness of this situation.


            What scientists found speaks volumes to what the world is going through environmentally. As humans, we have been taking care of the world so poorly and taking advantage of what it offers. If we don’t slow up and try to change we will lose it forever. The article said that the levels will drop in the summer but that won’t last long.

            Chatham is already on its way to reducing its own carbon footprint with their many initiatives.  They hope to achieve their goal of having a neutral carbon footprint by 2025. But will that be too late? Who knows?  More schools and companies should follow in Chatham’s footsteps of trying to become a sustainable environment.

            Sure, there will be some things about it that they may not enjoy, but it will benefit them in the end.  These levels are dangerous to everyone. This is happening in our own backyard and we need to take the necessary steps to make a change.  This is our world and we need to take better care of it.



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