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Global increase in abundance of key greenhouse gases 1750-2018

This statistic represents the increase in the abundance of key greenhouse gases in 2018 relative to 1750. Key greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). The abundance of nitrous oxide gases increased by 123 percent over this period.

Increase in global greenhouse gas abundance in 2018 relative to 1750*, by gas

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

1750 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Assuming a pre-industrial mixing ratio of 278 parts per million for CO2, 722 parts per billion for CH4, and 270 parts per billion for N2O.

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