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    CO2 levels in atmosphere rising at a dramactically faster rate

      CO2 levels in atmosphere rising at dramatically faster rate, U.N. report warns - The Washington Post


      The World Meteorological Organization's data for 2013 shows the global average level of atmospheric carbon at just under 400 parts per million, about 40 percent higher than in pre-industrial times and higher than in any other period in at least 800,000 years. The symbolically important threshold of 400 parts per million — described by scientists as the level at which more dramatic climactic impacts become likely — will probably be crossed in the next two years, the report said.


      These findings make it more important that the world achieve consensus at the upcoming COP21 on how to collectively address the global warming issue.


      At the Challenge Bibendum in Chengdu in November 2014, Michelin will continue to advocate for ambitious global CO2 reductions in the transport sector.