Global carbon dioxide levels reach 'uncharted territory'
400 parts per million has long been considered a benchmark of irreversible damage

Global carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have surpassed 400 parts per million, and will almost certainly remain there indefinitely, according to new numbers from the Scripps carbon dioxide monitoring program at the Mauna Loa observatory in Hawaii.

The 400-level has long been considered a benchmark of irreversible damage to the environment.

“We’re really in uncharted territory,” said Ralph Keeling from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, who directs the program. “It’s too bad we’re this deep into it already, but that’s the fact.”

The level has swung above 400 parts per million before, but this is the first time it will have stayed that high for all 12 months of the year.

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dendingo  asked:

❤ = kissing them . (hakto accepts the risks) After receiving such a compliment on his hair, Hakto appeared in front of Jazali and planted a soft and rather daring kiss right on her lips.

Jazali’s eyes popped wide open before she reeled back and shouted “WHAT IN DA HELL-!”

The little troll didn’t think and reacted from instincts, reeled back a fist and due to poor Hakto’s height, punched him right on the crotch. Jazali’s face was bright violet and heavily blushing, before her eyes bugged out again as she stuttered “G-gah loa, ah shit I’m sorry-wait!” before she cut herself off with a huff and glared at him “I ain’t apologisin’, ju da one dat kiss me out da blue! Why ya do dat!?”

It’s so tempting to look at your present life situation, at whom you’re with, at where you work, at what you have and have not, and think to yourself, “This was obviously meant to be… I’m here for a reason.” And to a degree, you’d be right. But you are where you are because of the thoughts you used to (and may still) think, and so you are where you are to learn that this is how life works – NOT because it was meant to be.

Don’t give away your power to vague or mysterious logic. Tomorrow is a blank slate in terms of people, work, and play, because it, too, will be of your making. You will again have that sense that it was meant to be, no matter who or what you’ve drawn into your life. Nothing is meant to be, except for your freedom to choose and your power to create.

—  Notes from The Universe