Massive Disruptions of the Climate System

Taking Jeff Sach’s class on “The Age of Sustainable Development”. Great graph on CO2 concentration in the atmosphere.

CO2 concentration has gone up and down by natural process (e.g. earth’s orbit), but in the recent few years it has shot up. A “blink of an eye” when looking at it over a 800,000 year period. We are setting all sorts of records (and not the good kind!) and this is leading to “massive disruptions of the climate system.”