The State of Our Climate 

​​The site for up to date vital climate change indicators in images

ACCELERATING  PLANETARY EMERGENCY SIGNS
Mean atmospheric 
greenhouse gases
NOAA Mauna Loa​
​​Nov 2021

  CO2    417 ppm
  ​CH4    1889 ppb
  ​  N2O    334.5 pp
b

 Already committed  ​future warming  ​and climate change

The radiative heat forcing of  today's atmospheric GHGs commits the world to a global warming of 1.5C by 2030-2040 (IPCC AR5 WG1 Figure 11.6)  and full equilibrium warming over 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 12.5.4.2)

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Mar 2016 Nature The terrestrial biosphere as a net source of greenhouse gases 
   CLIMATE SYSTEM EMERGENCY

> All GHG emissions increasing fast
​> CO2 emissions accelerating 
> All atmospheric GHGs increasing fast
> ​Atmospheric CO2 accelerating
> Global  warming accelerating trend
> Ocean heat​  accelerating
> Ocean acidification accelerating 
> Ocean de-oxygenation accelerating
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​



2020 State of Climate 
​Aug. 2021 BAMS Bulletin American Met Society.
Most comprehensive​ 
D.
WMO ACCELERATING IMPACTS  
High lights​

​March 2020  WMO State of Climate Pivotal year 
Expanded monthly indicator list  by J. Hansen,
​M. Sato (Columbia Earth0 

Atmospheric CO2
Dec 2021: 417.4 ppm

NASA Time Machine
interactive data​​
Scott Duncan Weather & Climate

CARBON SINKS 2011-2020
​ climate change reduced the land sink by ~15%
​and the ocean sink by ~5%
(Global Carbon Project Nov 2021) 
All climate change indicators increasing fast 
2021 global warming
Fossil CO2 emissions
Increasing atmospheric GHGs increase energy
Atmospheric GHGs
Radiative forcing: total heat added by GHGs
CO2 Equivalent is all GHGs
OCEANSmain climate system component
The world ocean is the main component of the climate system
416 +50%    1900+264%    334+24%
RF 1990 +47%  
RF 1990 +47%
504 +83% 1700
7 A-bombs/sec
ARCTIC warming 3X global average
​2021 Record decline sea ice volume
2021 Fossil CO2:36.4 Gt. 
2019 GHG : 52.4 Gt. CO2 e
1.13C
and Record NH Summer land 2021 
Accelerating warming since 2000
Warmest decade in 120,000 yrs (IPCC AR6)
+49%
1750​
2020 Record NHemisphere 
Summer of 1.4C​