Global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide 1880-2018

This statistic represents the average level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere worldwide between the 1880s and 2018. In 2015, the level of CO2 in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million. Since the beginning of the first measurements in 1959, there has been a constant increase in concentration of CO2. In the early 1960s, the greenhouse gas rose about 0.7 parts per million per year. Over the last ten years, it has been rising at about 2 parts per million per year. Before the Industrial Revolution began in the 19th century, the global average level of carbon dioxide was around 280 parts per million.

The global per capita emissions of carbon dioxide can be found here.

Average level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere worldwide between the 1880 and 2018

Concentration in parts per million
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
--
Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Premium Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Premium Account

only $59 / month *
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1880 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data from March 1958 through April 1974 have been obtained by C. David Keeling.
* Estimate based off of previous reports.
CO2 expressed as a mole fraction in dry air, micromol/mol, abbreviated as ppm

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account!

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$59 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Greenhouse gas emissions in the United States"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $708 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.