Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate

The atmospheric carbon dioxide levels reached at maximum levels in 2013, the World Meteorological Organization said on Tuesday.

The concentration of CO2 increase between 2012 and 2013 was the highest since 1984, when global records began.

"We know without any doubt that our climate is changing and our weather is becoming more extreme due to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels," said WMO Secretary-General Michel Jarraud in a statement accompanying the WMO's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

"Past, present and future CO2 emissions will have a cumulative impact on both global warming and ocean acidification. The laws of physics are non-negotiable," Jarraud said. "We are running out of time."


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