Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high, UN reports

September 9, 2014
The Eiffel Tower is seen through a haze of pollution, in Paris, on December 12, 2013

Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday.

"We know without any doubt that our climate is changing and our weather is becoming more extreme due to human activities such as the burning of ," said Michel Jarraud, the head of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) that released a report on the issue on Tuesday.

"We must reverse this trend by cutting emissions of CO2 and other across the board," Jarraud said in a statement.

"We are running out of time," he warned.

Concentrations of (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide all broke fresh records in 2013, said the report.

Global concentrations of CO2, the main culprit in , soared to 396 parts per million last year, or 142 percent of pre-industrial levels—defined as before 1750.

That marked a hike of 2.9 parts per million between 2012 and 2013 alone—the largest annual increase in 30 years, according to the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

The report also showed that so-called radiative forcing, or the warming effect on our climate attributed to greenhouse gases like CO2, increased 34 percent from 1990 to 2013.

A quarter of emissions are absorbed by the oceans, while another quarter are sucked into the biosphere, naturally limiting rates of warming gases in the atmosphere.

The Forbidden City in Beijing is shrouded in heavy air pollution on December 7, 2013

But CO2 remains in the atmosphere for hundreds of years and in the oceans for even longer.

The gases stored in the oceans also have "far-reaching impacts," WMO warned, since more CO2 in the water leads to increased acidity, altering the ecosystem.

Every day, the world's oceans absorb some four kilos (8.8 pounds) of CO2 per person each day, WMO said, calling current ocean acidification levels "unprecedented at least over the last 300 million years."

Smoke rises from chimneys of a factory in Haubourdin, northern France, on October 31, 2013

And things will only get worse, Jarraud said.

"Past, present and future CO2 emissions will have a cumulative impact on both global warming and ocean acidification," he said, adding that "the laws of physics are non-negotiable."

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Science Officer
1.8 / 5 (15) Sep 09, 2014
All that carbon dioxide, and still no global warming for 18 years. What's wrong with Mother Nature? Doesn't she pay attention to our computer climate models?
al_hopfer
1.6 / 5 (13) Sep 09, 2014
What scientists are betting their careers on: The Carbon Cycle

Nature emits 210 Giga Tones of CO2 in to the atmosphere each year.
Humans emit 9 Giga Tones of CO2 in to the atmosphere each year.
For a total of 219 Giga Tines.

Nature absorbs 215 Giga Tones of CO2 each year, and not the remaining 4 Giga Tones?

Result: 4 Giga Tones added to the atmosphere each year.

Also:
The Earth holds 56,000 Giga Tones of CO2 in soil, oceans atmosphere etc.

That this 2% of additional CO2 each year is due to humans (1) burning some small portion of the 56,000 Giga tons and (2) human's land use.

And nothing else could possible be throwing CO2 in to the atmosphere (volcanos?) and apparently humans are responsible for all the forest fires on the planet.
al_hopfer
1.8 / 5 (10) Sep 09, 2014
Is this OLD news? Is this a revised value?

About a year ago were we not informed that the CO2 ppm was now (then) at 400?

Now being informed that it is 396? and actually when told it was 400 was actually 393 (2.9 ppm) increase?
antigoracle
2.1 / 5 (15) Sep 09, 2014
Only in AGW Cult "science" would a hotter ocean absorb more CO2.
Oh, the desperation of the AGW Cult, as the world gets colder their lies get more preposterous.
gkam
3 / 5 (22) Sep 09, 2014
There is no question of the acidification of the oceans.

Ask antigore if he in concerned about the loss of shells in the copepods and the implications for the Marine Food Chain.
Water_Prophet
2 / 5 (12) Sep 09, 2014
Why is it that no one mentions H2O, the most important GHG is up 2.2%? 300 ppm more than CO2!!! 40 x more powerful than CO2!!!
@al_h,
Good points, the elephant in the room, and probably WHY CO2 is really going up is the dead zones in the oceans.
Back in the 80's you were inarguably correct, the world could sink more CO2 than mere humans could produce.

Then we had to go and spite this. Note: They aren't producing Oxygen, yet they don't mention that they aren't sinking CO2 either. Obviously someone doesn't understand photosynthesis enough to mention this important corollary.

http://en.wikiped...ology%29

Of course CO2 is high, the Sun's radiation is near peak, and yet, no hideous temperature rise.

I told you deniers CO2 and Temp were red herrings, now what is your argument? Humans are changing the world for the worse and you've been disarmed.

It's heat not temperature, and CO2 can go up another 800 ppm before we notice.
Eddy Courant
1.7 / 5 (11) Sep 09, 2014
Sure is cold out.
Water_Prophet
1.7 / 5 (11) Sep 09, 2014
Remember "1"? It's the new "5"!

When I said:
I told you deniers...

Of course I meant, AGW-ers, but to be fair, who's denying now?
runrig
4.5 / 5 (15) Sep 10, 2014
Is this OLD news? Is this a revised value?

About a year ago were we not informed that the CO2 ppm was now (then) at 400?

Now being informed that it is 396? and actually when told it was 400 was actually 393 (2.9 ppm) increase?

I think you will find that the 400 reported a while a go was a peak achieved before onset of the NH Spring.
It goes down as vegetation takes up CO2 in the Summer.....

http://www.esrl.n.../trends/
runrig
4.8 / 5 (16) Sep 10, 2014
Only in AGW Cult "science" would a hotter ocean absorb more CO2.
Oh, the desperation of the AGW Cult, as the world gets colder their lies get more preposterous.


SO you actually believe the world is getting colder eh?

What evidence pray, do you have for that bizarrely ridiculous statement, beyond a reference from a psychiatrist?
And I said WORLD not regional.
runrig
4.7 / 5 (15) Sep 10, 2014
All that carbon dioxide, and still no global warming for 18 years. What's wrong with Mother Nature? Doesn't she pay attention to our computer climate models?


Science Officer - really?, you are?

I'd suggest you try educating yourself about Ocean current cycles and also realise that your *world* is actually only 3% of the climate system. The oceans are 97%.
So what has ocean temperature being doing? And BTW you have to multiply by 4000 to get an equivalent for the Atmosphere.
Just ask if that confuses "Science Officer"
antigoracle
1.6 / 5 (14) Sep 10, 2014
Of course it's getting colder. Why else would NASA lie so blatantly?
I hope Hansen's minions are prepared to go to prison for their deceit.
https://www.googl...ate+data
animah
4.7 / 5 (14) Sep 10, 2014
And do you think NOAA is lying too?

http://www.ncdc.n.../2013/13

Quoting:

Global Analysis - Annual 2013

"The year 2013 tied with 2003 as the fourth warmest year globally since records began in 1880 (...) and marks the 37th consecutive year (since 1976) that the annual temperature was above the long-term average."

(Table of the) Top 10 Warmest Years (1880–2013)

1998 then the other nine are all since 2000!
runrig
4.7 / 5 (12) Sep 10, 2014
Of course it's getting colder. Why else would NASA lie so blatantly?
I hope Hansen's minions are prepared to go to prison for their deceit.
https://www.googl...ate+data


I asked for evidence of the world getting "colder". World and not a region.
As I said, even if it was *fraudulent* it was pointless..... which makes it beyond logical your assertion is correct my friend.
gkam
2.9 / 5 (17) Sep 10, 2014
Deniers know deep inside they are as wrong as they were with "WMD!", but simply do not have the character to admit it.

They are not even Bush Voters any more, they call themselves Tea Folk now, to hide from their history of terrible choices.
Maggnus
4.6 / 5 (10) Sep 10, 2014
Hey, thanks anti the goof, for that link. 3rd one down I found this gem:

http://www.cathol...id=55953

Typical of this idiot, even his own lnks show him to be a sack of lying denialism.
gkam
3 / 5 (18) Sep 10, 2014
runrig
4.6 / 5 (10) Sep 10, 2014
Hey, thanks anti the goof, for that link. 3rd one down I found this gem:

http://www.cathol...id=55953

Typical of this idiot, even his own lnks show him to be a sack of lying denialism.

A quote from that link Maggnus... wasted on Anti, nothing, absolutely nothing, will dent his confirmation bias. No cognitive dissonance for that fellow.

"Since last week, mainstream sources have responded to Goddard, revealing that indeed, his methods were flawed and his conclusions wrong. Not everybody has got the word yet, but that's just how information propagates. We naturally listen to the information we like (confirmation bias) and we actively seek to dismiss the information that makes us uncomfortable. "
antigoracle
1.9 / 5 (9) Sep 10, 2014
I was so used to Goddard being wrong, I expected it again, but this time Steve Goddard was right and my confirmation bias prevented me from seeing that there was in fact a real issue in the data and that NCDC has dead stations that are reporting data that isn't real: mea culpa.

Have another read (without your blinders) runrig. Don't forget NOAA's fraudulent data towards the end of the article.
http://wattsupwit...ata-set/

gkam
3.1 / 5 (17) Sep 10, 2014
Antigoricle owes me some answers. I asked if he were concerned about the acidification of the oceans, and the consequences of shell loss of the copepods, threatening the Marine Food Chain.

I think he does not know what I mean.

runrig
4.5 / 5 (8) Sep 10, 2014
I was so used to Goddard being wrong, I expected it again, but this time Steve Goddard was right and my confirmation bias prevented me from seeing that there was in fact a real issue in the data and that NCDC has dead stations that are reporting data that isn't real: mea culpa.

Have another read (without your blinders) runrig. Don't forget NOAA's fraudulent data towards the end of the article.
http://wattsupwit...ata-set/


There is nothing that comes from WUWT that is worth reading.
It starts and ends with a bias.
That AGW is wrong/not happening/ cannot happen/is fraudulent.
If you filter all info through that prism...
Well like they say "garbage in" (Watts)... "garbage out"... the link you quote.

Look it's quite simple those that have a bias will produce bias.
That is why science will always trump the like of Watts, and your trumpeting of his bollocks.
runrig
4.1 / 5 (9) Sep 10, 2014
Antigoricle owes me some answers. I asked if he were concerned about the acidification of the oceans, and the consequences of shell loss of the copepods, threatening the Marine Food Chain.

I think he does not know what I mean.


Doesn't care ... he's just a Troll.
There is no flicker of comprehension there.
Like a parrot he comes back with the full belief of the religious zealot, who takes all his world view from the Bible/Koran/Talmud.
As though all truth lies there - for ever.

antigoracle
2.1 / 5 (7) Sep 10, 2014
And yet you go quoting your gospel from this site. What a hypocrite.
http://www.cathol...id=55953
gkam
3 / 5 (16) Sep 10, 2014
Antigore, when Carbon Dioxide dissolves in water it forms carbonic acid. What do you think about the loss of copepod shells from ocean acidification? Since they are near the bottom of the Marine Food Chain, do you see another Soylent Green, when Capitalism killed the seas?
runrig
4.5 / 5 (8) Sep 11, 2014
And yet you go quoting your gospel from this site. What a hypocrite.
http://www.cathol...id=55953


Try re-reading my post, and the fact that Magnnus pointed out that YOU had linked to it.

I quoted a paragraph from it that showed, both that you had not fully read it and that your assertion of "fraud" has been shown to be wrong.
Who's the hypocrite?
I think the answers well known on here.
antigoracle
2.1 / 5 (7) Sep 11, 2014
runrig, the deceit from you AGW Cultist is endemic.
My link https://www.googl...ate+data is a Google search, from which maggnus LIED and claimed the one he picked was the 3rd in the list.
Further more I've provided you this link http://wattsupwit...ata-set/ in which Watts confirms Goddard's claim that NASA and NOAA manipulated data to show warming.
runrig
5 / 5 (5) Sep 14, 2014
runrig, the deceit from you AGW Cultist is endemic.
My link https://www.googl...ate+data in which Watts confirms Goddard's claim that NASA and NOAA manipulated data to show warming.


I don't give a flying f**^^ what Watts confirms. Why is it so impossible for to realise that turkeys don't vote for Xmas FFS.

Data have been managed to reasonably preserve their value.
Sorry you don't like that but when you come on here with evidence that the WORLD'S ave temp - let alone the US's (it hasn't - as Watts has said), is in any way made warmer....
It's not going to happen, just as you are not going to alter your world-view. I expect you even think you are in the majority with this bizarre conspiracy theory.
Comes with the territory of you psychological disability.
Mike_Massen
2 / 5 (8) Sep 15, 2014
antigoracle shows (again - sigh) he has no idea with
My link https://www.googl...ate+data in which Watts confirms Goddard's claim that NASA and NOAA manipulated data to show warming.
Be smarter please antigoracle, you MUST realise google is a dynamic search engine affected by click hit rates etc. So therefore any item pointed to by google can easily be not in the exact same order from time to time. So why appear stupid by focusing on the position in its output list ????????

Why haven't you antigoracle observed this - r u blinded by dumb deterministic propaganda ?

Why not BE SMARTER & save the original link & post to it directly, more intelligent aye u think ?

Do u think ?

Why do you pretend on being such an obtuse & bad communicator ?

It is SO easy to communicate better - it is called a bookmark or copy/paste - get it now ?
howhot2
5 / 5 (3) Sep 15, 2014
Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high and now we see that this past August was the warmest since records began in 1881. What do the deniers need? A PhD on a silver platter?

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