Global warming meets creative accounting

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To the editor:

In his letter published Dec. 13, 2018, Brad Bullerdick says the 120 parts per million rise in CO2 level since pre-industrial times is 12/1,000 percent. What he has calculated is the change, 120 ppm = 120/1,000,000, divided by 1, not by the pre-industrial value 280 ppm, and then multiplied it by 100 to get percent. The right value is 120/280 = .42857 times 100, giving 43 percent.

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