The Global Carbon Budget 2015

The Global Carbon Budget released its annual update this month revealing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels increased slightly in 2014 (+0.6%), but are projected to decline slightly (by est. -0.6%) in 2015. Data collected, in part, from long-term surface ocean CO2 monitoring efforts, funded by NOAA’s Climate Program Office and the Ocean Acidification Program, indicate that the oceans removed about 10.7 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere this past year.

Please see the article by NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory for more information.