News Report In Error With Respect to Greenhouse Gas Trends

There is a news report on April 5 2009 in the Orange County Register by Dennis Avery titled

“Greenhouse gas levels, like temperatures, are falling”

that, while it correctly quotes from our research findings that “[I]t is the change in ocean heat content that provides the most effective diagnostic of global warming and cooling”, the article has a significant error with respect to greenhouse gas levels.

The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide continues to rise in the annual average and this increase is almost all due to the human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. This increase can be clearly seen, for example, in the data from the Earth System Research Laboratory.

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