The Human Impacts Database

A collection of useful numbers for quantifying the impacts of the human presence on Earth.

Atmospheric CO2 growth rate

Atmospheric & Biogeochemical CyclesCarbon Dioxide

This quantity comes from a time series measurement and the most recent value (2018) is reported.


This is equivalent to...

(5.1 ± 0.2) × 1012 kg C / yr

19 ± 1 Pg CO2 / yr

5.1 ± 0.2 Pg C / yr

HuID: 98043
Relevant Year(s): 2018
Summary: The increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) mass in the atmosphere on an annual basis. The value reported is for 2018, and can be found in Table 6 of Friedlingstein et al (2019).
Method: The uncertainty value represents one standard deviation. Atmospheric CO2 concentration is measured directly and its growth rate is computed from the annual changes in concentration.
Source: Friedlingstein, P., Jones, M. W., O'Sullivan, M. et al. Global Carbon Budget 2019. Earth System Science Data (2019)
Dataset: Global carbon budget by year (global_carbon_budget_processed.csv)
global resolution
Original Data License: CC-BY 4.0
Added By: nsarai