New Indicators Project for Tracking Our Changing Climate

Today, leading scientists that contributed to the recent IPCC report of working group 1 on climate change have launched a project to update key climate indicators every year so people can be kept informed about critical aspects of global warming. As a partner of this project, Mercator Ocean International (MOi) contributes expertise to finding the Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI), the primary indicator used to understand the extent of human-induced global warming, which has more than doubled in the last two decades. The EEI is directly related to ocean heat because the ocean absorbs some 90% of the human-driven heat trapped in the Earth system.

  • Press Release: Here
  • Press Event: Presented by the University of Leeds: Indicators of Global Climate Change, 08. June 2023 at 12:00 CEST: Here
What has changed since IPCC AR6, Indicators
Infographic associated with headline results in Table 9 of full paper. IPCC Assessment Report 6 “AR6” refers to the values published in 2011, and “Now” refers to 2022. The AR6 period total emissions are our re- evaluated assessment for 2010–2019. For details and uncertainties, see Table 9 in the full publication. Source: “Indicators of Global Climate Change 2022: annual update of large-scale indicators of the state of the climate system and human influence”, published in the Earth System Science Data.