Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas that traps heat. CO2 levels within the atmosphere have been increasing primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels since the start of the industrial revolution. Global CO2 levels are currently increasing at a faster rate than the previous ~60 million years. Current atmospheric levels of COare just over 410 ppm (NASA, 2019).

A Changing Earth

Our planet is changing in unprecedented ways. The scale and reach of anthropogenic climate change poses a threat to every living thing on Earth, calling for a global initiative to create a sustainable future for all.

Sea Level Rise

Globally, sea levels are rising at an average rate of 3.3 mm (0.13 in) per year due to melting glaciers, ice sheets, and the thermal expansion of seawater as sea surface temperatures increase (NASA, 2019). Our oceans absorb more than 90% of the atmospheric heat produced by human activity (NOAA, 2019).

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a greenhouse gas that traps heat. CO2 levels within the atmosphere have been increasing primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels since the start of the industrial revolution. Global CO2 levels are currently increasing at a faster rate than the previous ~60 million years. Current atmospheric levels of COare just over 410 ppm (NASA, 2019).

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Global Temperature

Global surface temperatures have increased by about 0.7–0.9° Celsius (1.3–1.6° Fahrenheit) per century since the turn of the 20th Century. The rate of warming has nearly doubled since 1975, with the 10 warmest years on record all occurring since 1998 (NOAA, 2019).

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