The State of Our Climate 

​data visualization​
NASA Earth Observation
​global maps  ​
The State of Our Climate System

​​The only site for
​vital climate data in monthly  images

greenhouse gases
​​ 2016

 CO2    404 ppm
​ CH4  1854 ppb
​ N2O    329 pp
October   2016  
Atmospheric CO2 ​15 million year high​
Univ. Bremen
Arctic sea ice
Global drought
The State of the Climate (BAMS)
 Bulletin American      Meteorological Society 

WMO 2015 Alarming
​ State of 2015 Climate 
short PPt
March 2016 PDF
James Hansen 2015
​2014 record

CO2 Now ​
                Already committed  ​future warming  ​
                          ​& 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

Since 2000 atmospheric concentrations ​of
​all ​three main GHGs are accelerating -
​confirmed by BAMS July 2915
​ (see recent series page). 
Radiative heat forcing is also accelerating​.

Atmospheric GHGs are much higher than
their 800,000 year ice core maximum.
(IPCC AR5 WG1 Synthesis Headline p.1 )

IPCC AR5 2014 Observed rapid
​increase ​in many climate emergency
Today's satellite 
weather & change
Climate​ Reanalyzer 
World Drought Maps
Univ Califrnia Irvine
Site maintained by Peter Carter
Warming accelerating
NOAA Jan 2015 ​ Last 50 years,temperature increase 0.13°C/ decade-almost double 0.07°C/decade of
pr​​evious half-century. Since 1970-1980 3X the average 20th century rate.

Atmospheric greenhouse gases
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)
Ocean acidification is at a 20 Million year
​high (CNRS 2009) and the rate at a 300
​million year high(Guardian ​2013)
Atmospheric methane has increased over
​two and a half times since 1800
(IPCC AR5 WG1 p.161 .Ch2 Exec Sum
2015 atmospheric CO2 equivalent 481 ppm  WMO  2016   (includes the other GHGs)
Some Authoritative Reports
NASA Video​
​CO2 2002-2014
NASA Video 
​1880 to 2015
The 1992 UN climate change convention requires safe levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases 
8 Mar 2016 New Scientist Highest ever annual rise in carbon dioxide levels recorded
​Scripps Mar 2016. 'Today's dramatic atmospheric CO2 increase is 200X the rate of the last end glacial natural warming'.  The NOAA news release 
2015 record temperature increase 1.13C
​& ​record 
annual 1 year increase NOAA  
Mar 2016 Nature The terrestrial biosphere as a net source of greenhouse gases 
2016 record Jan-june + 1.3C
2016 June-Aug record​ +1.15C
NOAA AGGGI Greenhouse Gas
I​ndex (Annual Radiative
​heat ​forcing. Best single
climate change indicator 
Images BAMS State of the Climate for 2015 (Aug 2016) 
2016 locked-in to +1.25°C
2°C or 1.5°C?
That's ​the question