Carbon dioxide at July 27

Andrew Robbie at the CICERO Centre for International Climate Research puts out the above graphic (with full referencing for data sourcing). At that link you can also view it as a little film that builds up the layers. Look how carbon in our atmosphere never fails to build higher, even as we fuss over our plastic bags and food waste and all those wonderful “I can make a difference” options. Look how fat the increase over the corresponding number in 2018 is. I’ve been staring at charts like this one for two decades (I know, that’s a shorter period than it should have been, I also was asleep) and they make me dread for my cranes. But I remember advice given to me once: never look away from the data.