The State of Our Climate 
The State of Our Climate System

​​The site for  vital climate data in monthly  images

greenhouse gases
​​ 2018

 CO2    408 ppm
​ CH4  1860 ppb
​ N2O    332 pp

 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 rising at an
​unprecended rate (IPCC AR4 WG1 FAQ 7.1 para 1) and at a 20 milliion year high
​ (Sc.Am. Mar 2015)
Atmospheric methane has increased over
​two and a half times since 1800
(IPCC AR5 WG1 p.161 .Ch2 Exec Sum
NASA Video​
  ​CO2 2002-2014
 NASA Video 
​1880 to 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 
June  2018
> All GHG emissions increasing​

> ​Rapidly increasing atmospheric GHGs
> ​Accelerating atmospheric CO2
> Acclerating global warming
> Accelerating ocean heat​
> Accelerating ocean acidification ​
> Accelerating ocean deoxygenation​
2017 Atmospheric CO2        Equivalent 493 ppm
2017 fossil fuel CO2 emissions rising again
IEA ​ March 2018

Evidence from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans, tells an unambiguous story: the planet is warming, and this warming has been driven primarily by human activity—predominantly the burning of fossil fuels.
(US National Climate Assessment)​

March 2018 WMO State of the Climate in 2017
The rate of increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) over the past 70 years is 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​

Global Carbon Project 2017 fossil fuel CO2 emissions increased and close to the worst case scenario
VIDEO WMO State of Climate      in 2017
Record Hottest Day Ever in Pakistan April 2018

Aeccelerating atmospheric CO2
Surging methane​
Bulletin of the
​American Meteorology
​Society. 2017 ​Global Climate System State
VIDEOThe State of The Planet 2017