Global Warming live graphs and API

This site delivers up to date information and APIs about the earth's current temperature, the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and worldwide news about global warming and deforestation.

Global temperature anomalies from year 1 to present

Source: GISTEMP Team, 2020: GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP), version 4. NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dataset accessed 20YY-MM-DD at https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/. Source data 1880 - present: Lenssen, N., G. Schmidt, J. Hansen, M. Menne, A. Persin, R. Ruedy, and D. Zyss, 2019: Improvements in the GISTEMP uncertainty model. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, no. 12, 6307-6326, doi:10.1029/2018JD029522. Source data year 1 – 1979:  https://earthdata.nasa.gov/

From 1880.04 the data is measured on a monthly basis

The current global warming rate is not natural. From 1880 to 1981 was (0.07°C / 0.13°F) per decade. Since 1981 this rate has increased to (0.18°C / 0.32°F) Climate Change: Global Temperature.

Some of the past sudden increase on global temperature present in this graph, correspond to the Roman Warm Period and the Medieval Warm Period. These events were at regional and not global scale. AR4 Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis . For more information about prehistoric temperature records please visit: Information from Paleoclimate Archives and How is Today’s Warming Different from the Past?

The total average global temperature rise since the industrial revolution is around (1.0 °C / 1.8 °F). Earth northern hemisphere is warming faster. The arctic has warmed between (2 °C / 3.6 °F) and (4 °C / 7.2 °F). Please visit these scientific publications for more details: Recent air-temperature changes in the Arctic, ACIA Scientific Report, In Warming, Northern Hemisphere is Outpacing the South, Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971–2017, Climate Change in the Arctic, Recent summer warming in northwestern Canada exceeds the Holocene thermal maximum.

Earth temperature and the proportion of gases such as Co2, methane, and nitrous oxide in the atmosphere is strictly correlated. For more information about this topic and prehistoric data, please visit: On the causal structure between CO2 and global temperature and EC Perspective: Accounting for 800,000 years of climate change.

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Global Monthly Mean Surface Temperature Change

This API provides on a monthly basis, the global mean surface temperature anomaly from 1880.04 to the present (in celsius). Fetch this endpoint https://global-warming.org/api/temperature-api and you will get the info in JSON format.

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Carbon Dioxide levels from 800,000 years ago to present

For thousands of years, the natural concentration of CO2 in earth atmosphere was around 280 ppm. From the beginning of the industrial revolution, human activities like the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, and livestock have increased this amount by more than 30%.

For more information about prehistoric CO2 concentration, current and future consequences please visit:  Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and The relentless rise of carbon dioxide.

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Daily global seasonal cycle and trend value

This API provides on a quasi-daily basis, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere from 2010.01.01 to the present. It is expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm). Fetch this endpoint https://global-warming.org/api/co2-api and you will get the info in JSON format

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Methane levels from 800,000 years ago to present

Methane is a flammable gas formed by geological and biological processes. Some of the natural ones are leaks from natural gas systems and wetlands.
50-65% of total global methane emissions come from human activities. These include livestock, agriculture, oil and gas systems, waste from homes and businesses, landfills, and so on.

Methane is a gas with a global warming potential several times stronger than of CO2. For more than 650,000 years, methane concentration in the atmosphere was between 350 – 800 ppb. From the beginning of the industrial revolution, human activities have increased this amount by around 150%.

For more information about the methane situation please visit:  EPA: Methane Emissions and NASA: Methane Emissions Continue to Rise.

For more information about the prehistoric methane concentration, please visit:  Orbital and millennial-scale features of atmospheric CH4 over the past 800,000 years.

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Globally averaged marine surface monthly mean data

This API provides on a monthly basis, the amount of methane in the atmosphere from 1983 to the present. Expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm). Fetch this endpoint https://global-warming.org/api/methane-api and you will get the info in JSON format.

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Nitrous Oxide levels from 800,000 years ago to present

Nitrous oxide is a gas that is produced by the combustion of fossil fuel and solid waste, nitrogen-base fertilizers, sewage treatment plants, natural processes, and other agricultural and industrial activities.

It is the third largest heat-trapping gas in the atmosphere and the biggest ozone-destroying compound emitted by human activities.

For more detailed information please visit: Stratospheric ozone depletion due to nitrous oxide: influences of other gases and EPA: Nitrous Oxide Emissions.

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Nitrous averaged marine surface monthly mean data

This API provides on a monthly basis, the amount of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere from 2001 to the present. Expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, parts per million (ppm). Fetch this endpoint https://global-warming.org/api/nitrous-oxide-api and you will get the info in JSON format.

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Melted Polar Ice Caps

The arctic is warming around twice as fast as global average. Some of the reasons for this are: The arctic amplification, the albedo effect, and black carbon. From 1979 to 1996, we lost 2.2 – 3% of the arctic ice cover. From 2010 to present we are losing 12.85% per decade!

Another consequence is permafrost thawing. This is a process in which large amounts of methane is released to the atmosphere, fueling more the process of global warming.

For more details please visit: Climate change in the Arctic and Recent air-temperature changes in the Arctic.

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Arctic averaged marine surface yearly mean data

This API provides the average monthly arctic sea ice extent each September since 1979, derived from satellite observations. Fetch this endpoint https://global-warming.org/api/arctic-api and you will get the info in JSON format.

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