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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 02:26 PM

4/10/16: Mauna Loa week to week annual data shows the 2nd highest increase in CO2 ever observed...

...over the same week of the previous year.

I've spent much of the last year reporting on the extraordinary data on the on going collapse of the atmosphere that is being observed in 2016.

One of the more recent of the several such posts I've had the displeasure of posting this year is here: The unprecedented 2016 measurement of large increases in CO2 concentrations over 2015 continues...

In this one of March 29, I quoted my similar post of February 21st of this year, which I repeat again:

At the Mauna Loa carbon dioxide observatory website, they have a data page which compares the averages for each week of the year with the same week of the previous year.

The data goes back to 1974, and comprises 2,090 data points.

I import this data into a spreadsheet I maintain each week, and calculate the weekly increases over the previous year. I rank the data for the increases from worst to best, the worst data point being 4.67 ppm over the previous year, which was recorded during the week ending September 6, 1998, when much of the rain forest of Southeast Asia was burning when fires set to clear the forests for palm oil plantations got out of control during unusually dry weather. Six of the worst data points ever recorded occurred in 1998 during this event, another was recorded in the January following that event.

The data now comprises 2098 data points, and it's getting worse, not better.

The increase in the dangerous fossil fuel waste carbon dioxide on April 10 this year reported at Mauna Loa over the week ending April 12 of 2015 - 2015 being the worst year ever observed in annual increases at 3.05 ppm over 2014 - was 4.59 ppm.

This graph shows the data from this week:

Of the 2098 such data points recorded going back to 1974, this is the second worst such point ever observed, exceeded only by the 4.67 ppm recorded on September 6, 1998, when much of the Southeast Asian rain forest was burning or had burned.

Of the 25 highest such points recorded, 13 have occurred in the last ten years, and 8 in the last five years. Of the 8 in the last five years, 6 have occurred in 2016.

All efforts currently being employed by humanity to address climate change are obviously failing dramatically, clearly in an accelerating fashion.

If any of this bothers you, don't worry, be happy: It's reported that rich people are lining up to buy swell Tesla electric cars, and, of course, investments in so called "renewable energy" are at an all time high.

Even if these things are useless, it's the thought that counts, not practical results.

Enjoy the remainder of the weekend.

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