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May 2022

Monday 9th May 2022 CO2 exceeds 400ppm anniversary On May 9, 2013, an instrument near the summit of Mauna Loa in Hawaii recorded a long-awaited climate milestone: the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere there had exceeded 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 55 years of measurement—and probably more than 3 million years of Earth history. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/news/climate-milestone-earths-co2-level-passes-400-ppm/
Sunday 15th May 2022 Camp Century in Greenland Anniversary of USA establishing a secret research base in 1959 at Greenland which took ice cores used to make climate models. During its operation, the facility’s nuclear reactor produced over 47,000 gallons of radioactive waste. Although the reactor was removed, this waste remains buried under the ice to this day. As climate scientist William Colgan explained, “They thought it would never be exposed. Back then, in the ‘60s, the term global warming had not even been coined. But the climate is changing, and the question now is whether what’s down there is going to stay down there.”
Saturday 21st May 2022 Britain's first coal-free day since 1882 - 210417 Britain has its first coal-free day since 1882. On Friday 21 April the UK went a full 24 hours without using any coal to generate electricity. And between June and September over half (52%) of electricity generation was met by low carbon sources