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The World Meteorological Organization reports that the world in 2011 hit the unenviable record for producing greenhouse gases blamed for climate change. The volume of carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas emitted by human activities, reached 390.9 parts per million, 40 percent above the pre-industrial level, the survey said. Fossil fuels are the primary source of about 375 billion tonnes of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere since the industrial era began in 1750, the WMO said. The billions of tonnes of extra carbon dioxide are forecast to stay in the atmosphere for centuries, causing the planet to warm further.
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Title Annotation:NEWS & COMMENT
Publication:The Food & Fiber Letter
Date:Nov 26, 2012
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