Humanity is pumping climate-warming carbon dioxide into the atmosphere 10 times faster than at any point in the past 66m years, according to new research.
The revelation shows the world has entered uncharted territory and that the consequences for life on land and in the oceans may be more severe than at any time since the extinction of the dinosaurs.
It comes as the World Meteorological Organisation released its Status of the Climate Report detailing a string of weather and climate records that were broken in 2015 and February 2016 which smashed a century of global temperature records by a 'stunning margin' according to NASA.
'The future is happening now' said WMO secretary-general Petteri Taalas, 'The alarming rate of change we are now witnessing in our climate as a result of greenhouse gas emission is unprecedented in modern records'.
Obvious all the climate talks like the one in Paris last year were too little too late and the mistake was
to leave it in the hands of a bunch of politicians who can't think past their next election cycle.