UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit record high in 2014

GENEVA – Concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new high in 2014, the UN said on Monday, warning the resulting climate change was moving the world into “unchartered territory”.

Smoke billows from a chimney of a sugar cane processing factory in Juan Vinas, on the outskirts of San Jose, Costa Rica, on April 20, 2012

In its annual report on Earth-warming greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the World Meteorological Organization said concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide once again broke records last year.

WMO chief Michel Jarraud said in a statement that the world was moving into uncharted territory.

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