Greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high and Earth is warming faster than ever, says researcher

Sunday, June 11, 2023 - 08:23 in Earth & Climate

Greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time high, with yearly emissions equivalent to 54 billion tons of carbon dioxide. Humanity has caused surface temperatures to warm by 1.14°C since the late 1800s—and this warming is increasing at an unprecedented rate of over 0.2°C per decade. The highest temperatures recorded over land (what climate scientists refer to as maximum land surface temperatures) are increasing twice as fast. And it's these temperatures that are most relevant to the record heat people feel or whether wildfires spawn.

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