I guess it’s redundant to say this, but this very bad news. The headline is misleading because it’s not just a rise, but steepening rise.
Scientists report rise in levels of carbon dioxide. By Robert S. Boyd. McClatchy Newspapers
If we are lucky the rising rate is due to increased human use of fossil fuels, and/or increased deforestation in the topics. If we an unlikely, the change is the result of positive feedback mechanisms kicking in — natural mechanisms are spiraling out of control.
Update. More on this. Alarming Acceleration In Carbon Dioxide Emissions Worldwide. Science Daily.