Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Scientists Confirm Multiple Climate Records Broken in 2015

Global average carbon dioxide concentrations since 1958, with Arizona’s coal-fired Cholla power plant in the background. Credit: NOAA, based on data from ESRL’s Global Monitoring Division. (Photo Credit: John Fowler / Creative Commons license) Click to Enlarge.
Last year saw records in the Earth’s climate system continue to tumble, says the latest State of the Climate report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The 300-page report, now in its 26th year, is an annual assessment of the world’s climate, scrutinising the Earth’s land, oceans, ice and atmosphere.  It is compiled by more than 450 scientists from 62 countries.

Carbon Brief takes a look at how rising greenhouse gas emissions, with the help of a strong El Niño event, made 2015 into a record-breaker.

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