Carbon dioxide concentrations reach record high

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Global CO2 concentrations (parts per million) in May 2013. NASA Earth Observatory image by Rob Simmon and Jesse Allen with data courtesy the AIRS science team.

Emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and oceans have reached record levels in 2013, according to the annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin issued this week by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Continue reading Carbon dioxide concentrations reach record high

The world is watching Iceland, as Bardarbunga eruption continues

The worldwide air industry is bracing for a new eruption in Iceland, which could turn out to be similar, or even worse, than Eyjafjallajökull Volcano’s eruptive sequence during spring 2010, which grounded countless flights across Europe, Canada and the US.

The current eruption is taking place in one of the most remote areas of central Iceland, where Bardarbunga stratovolcano, hidden beneath the NW portion of Vatnajökull, Iceland’s largest icecap, started giving signs of unrest in mid-August. Continue reading The world is watching Iceland, as Bardarbunga eruption continues