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What is the state of the climate


The UN Secretary-General has declared the climate emergency as a "code red for humanity".

The concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere causes global temperatures to rise with a host of impacts and catastrophic consequences.  

The "State of the Climate" refers to the current and ongoing condition of the Earth's climate system. This term is often used in scientific reports and assessments that provide a comprehensive overview of various climate indicators, trends, and changes occurring on a global scale. These assessments typically encompass a range of climate variables such as temperature, precipitation, sea level, atmospheric composition, and more.

The UN Environment Programme keeps the State of the Climate updated on their interactive website. You can view: 

  • Total emissions by country
  • Per capita emissions
  • Country trends

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