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Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, UN says

Updated : November 22, 2018 05:22 PM IST

The annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin dashed hopes for a slowdown in emissions of CO2 - the byproduct of burning fossil fuels that scientists say is the main cause of the greenhouse effect causing global warming.
The report found CO2 levels of 405.5 parts per million in 2017, up from 403.3 ppm in 2016.
Global carbon dioxide levels hit a new record in 2017, UN says
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