Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder


New Analysis: Wetlands, Other Microbial Sources Fueling Rise of Atmospheric Methane
June 17, 2021

The sudden and sustained rise in atmospheric levels of the potent greenhouse gas methane since 2007 has posed one of the most significant and pressing questions in climate research: Where is it coming from?

NOAA: Carbon Dioxide Peaks Near 420 ppm at Mauna Loa Observatory
June 07, 2021

Atmospheric carbon dioxide measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory peaked for 2021 in May at a monthly average of 419 parts per million (ppm), the highest level since accurate measurements began 63 years ago, scientists from NOAA and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego announced today. 

Warmer Clouds, Cooler Planet
June 03, 2021

Today’s climate models are showing more warmth than their predecessors, forecasting an even hotter future for the same rise in atmo