Monday, November 26, 2012

World Meteorological Organization Report Released: Greenhouse Gas Bulletin for 2011

Recently, the World Meteorological Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations which "provide[s] world leadership in expertise and international cooperation in weather, climate, hydrology and water resources and related environmental issues and thereby contribute to the safety and well-being of people throughout the world," issued its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin for the year 2011.  According to the 4-page report, available here,    "[t]he amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2011 . . . [b]etween 1990 and 2011 there was a 30% increase in radiative forcing – the warming effect on our climate – because of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other heat-trapping long-lived gases."

WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

Prior versions of the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin are available here:

Bulletin No. 8: November 2012
Bulletin No. 7: November 2011
Bulletin No. 6: November 2010
Bulletin No. 5: November 2009
Bulletin No. 4: November 2008
Bulletin No. 3: November 2007
Bulletin No. 2: November 2006
Bulletin No. 1: March 2006

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