CNN: Greenhouse gases reach record levels, report finds

The dominant greenhouse gases released into the Earth’s atmosphere reached record levels in 2018, and their global warming power is now 43% stronger than in 1990, according to a new report by the American Meteorological Society released Monday.

The State of the Climate in 2018 study also reported other key findings:
  • 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record. The three other warmest years were 2015, 2016 and 2017, with 2016 as the warmest year since records first began being kept in the mid-1800s.
  • Sea levels rose to record levels for a seventh consecutive year.
  • Glaciers continue to melt at a concerning rate for the 30th straight year.

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