Global indicator updates: Land-Ocean Air Temperature, Sea Level, CO2 in the Atmosphere and Population

Global indicator updates: Land-Ocean Air Temperature, Sea Level, CO2 in the Atmosphere and Population

The four global Indicators: 1) Land-Ocean Air Temperature, 2) Sea Level, 3) CO2 in the Atmosphere and 4) Population, have all been updated in ClimatePositions. Combined, the updates resulted in significant increases in national Climate Debts (the first two, due to adjustments of the national GDP-Factor and the last two, due to adjustments of the global Fossil CO2 Emission target). As an example, India’s Climate Debt increased from $0.30 per capita (rounds to zero), to $2 per capita, only because of the global Indicator updates.

Diagrams with the four global Indicators are shown below.


Data source on global Land-Ocean Air Temperature: NOAA National Climatic Data Center (links in the menu Calculations/Sources & Links).

Data on global Sea Level: Aviso Satellite Altimetry Data (CNES) (links in the menu “Calculations/Sources & Links”).

Sources on CO2 in the atmosphere: NOAA Earth System Researth Laboratory (links in the menu “Calculations/Sources & Links”).

Data on global Population is from Worldbank (links in the menu “Calculations/Sources & Links”).

Drawing by Claus Andersen, 2019.


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