We reached the 400 parts per million (ppm) of CO2 on Thursday—a first in human history—marking "a moment of symbolic significance on road of idiocy" Reaching this threshold level represents a global failure to deal with runaway greenhouse gas emissions; as Al Gore today, it shows "we are reaping the consequences of our recklessness."
“George Monbiot in The Guardian slams the 400 ppm mark as "a moment of symbolic significance on road of idiocy." The problem is the overarching power of fossil fuel companies, he writes. The problem is simply stated: the power of the fossil fuel companies is too great. Among those who seek and obtain high office are people characterised by a complete absence of empathy or scruples, who will take money or instructions from any corporation or billionaire who offers them, and then defend those interests against the current and future prospects of humanity.” Click here for more.