Carbon Dioxide Levels In 2010 Increased To Record Output

James Johnson

2010 was a bad year for Greenhouse gas emissions, according to an unpublished report by the International Energy Agency 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide entered the atmosphere last year.

The report, discovered by the BBC also found that most of the CO2 entering the atmosphere was created through the burning of fossil fuels, a fairly standard reason for increased CO2 output.

The finding shows a 1.6 gigatonne increase over 2009 numbers and pushes us closers to the 32 gigatonne annual output that some experts believe must not be reached until 2020 to help us escape global warmings effects.

According to one specialist the current pattern suggests that by 2100 earths temperature will have climbed by 4 degrees celsius causing "widespread migration and conflict" issues.