Warmest May on Record - CO2 levels continue to rise
Despite the economic downturn brought by the global pandemic, atmospheric CO2 levels hit a new peak in May, topping out at 417.1 parts-per-million. This past month was the warmest May in the historical record. See here: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/06/1065732 and here: https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/record-co2-levels-and-temperatures-highlight-need-action-world-environment-day
May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown
Last month was the warmest May on record and carbon dioxide levels also hit a new high despite the economic slowdown from COVID-19, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday, in an urgent appeal for Member States to renew their efforts to tackle climate threats. |
Record CO2 levels and temperatures highlight need for action on World Environment Day
As the global community comes together to celebrate World Environment Day, important new data shows that the causes and indicators of climate change have reached new heights. May 2020 was the warmest May on record, according to one internationally recognized dataset. Carbon dioxide levels at a benchmark observing station also set a new record.