The State of Our Climate 
The State of Our Climate System

​​The site for  vital climate data in monthly  images

greenhouse gases
​​Jan 2020

  CO2    412 ppm
​ CH4  1880 ppb
  ​  N2O    332.58pp

 Already committed  ​future warming  ​
 and climate change

The radiative heat forcing of  today's atmospheric GHGs (above) commits the world to a global warming of 1.5C by 2030-2040 (IPCC AR5 WG1 Figure 11.6)  and full equilibrium warming of 2.0C.

'The current RF(radiative forcing) from GHGs maintained indefinitely (i.e., the commitment from constant greenhouse gas concentrations) would correspond to approximately 2°C warming.'  ​(IPCC AR5 WG1

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Atmospheric CO2 is at a 3-5 million year and rising at an
​unprecedented rate)

​and possibly at a 20 milliion year high
​ (Sc.Am. Mar 2015)
The 1992 UN climate change convention requires safe levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases 
Mar 2016 Nature The terrestrial biosphere as a net source of greenhouse gases 
July​ 2020

> All GHG emissions increasing fast
​> CO2 emissions accelerating 
> All atmospheric GHGs increasing fast
> ​Accelerating atmospheric CO2
> Accelerating global  (& recent increase)  warming
> Accelerating ocean heat​
> Accelerating ocean acidification
> Accelerating ocean de-oxygenation
Feb 2020 WMO State of the Climate in 2019
Accelerating atmospheric CO2 at a 3-5 million year high, has been  increasing at a rate over "the past 70 years of nearly 100 times larger than that at the end of the last ice age ... such abrupt changes in the atmospheric levels of CO2 have never before been seen".
WMO Oct 2017​

Accelerating atmospheric CO2
Surging methane​ 1750-Sept 2018
Bulletin of the
​American Meteorology
​Society. BAMS 2019 ​State of Global Climate System  in 2018 
March 2019 WMO State of the Climate for 2018
High lights​

March 20120  WMO State of Climate Pivotal year 
March 2019
NOAA Atmos
​CO2 eq.  
May​ 2020: 500 ppm ​(for 2019)
 Atmospheric CO2: Jan 2020 
 CO2 Eq. 2019 500ppm 
Accelerating global atmos. CO2 & methane
Abrupt Global Heating, Feb.2020,pdf
2019 year of record temperatures
Feb 2020+1.54C
​Jan 2020 +1.5C           Warming ACCELERATING​
(NASA climate expert team, Climate Science Awareness)