Daily CO2 Numbers For All! 

Atmospheric CO2 is the leading vital signs indicator for the planet, and we think it should be visible and known to virtually everyone.  

CO2.Earth is one way to get the latest updates.  But a small group is working to persuade broacasters, publishers and others to get this informaion on air, online and in print.  And we are working to assemble all the support and tools to make it easy to incorporate CO2 readings into the commercial, professional, civic or volunteer work you do now.  



CO2 Numbers

#1 Indicator for the Future Vitality of the Biosphere, Global Economy and Human Civiliziation.

Nov. 15, 2019 : 410.68 ppm
Nov. 15, 2018 : 409.14 ppm
Change : 0.38%

Last Update: 3:35 a.m. on Nov. 16, 2019, Hawaii local time (UTC -10) 

This page shows the latest daily, high-precision readings for atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa with same-day comparisons over multiple years.  Each number on the page originates from NOAA or Scripps.  For more information, see the following tabs: "Source Data," "Q&A" and "Credits."


We created this page as a resource and information hub for individuals and organizations starting or providing CO2 updates.  Here is what you will find:

  • A case for adding atmospheric CO2 to:
    • business reports
    • front pages and home pages

  • Sourcing CO2 data via CO2.Earth, a website by TEEM EARTH. 

  • CO2  On Air:
    • CBC Radio One for Vancouver Island (Canada): Morning Market Numbers with Daily CO2
    • DCTV in Colorado (USA):  Student newscast with Weekly CO2 on community TV channel

  • CO2 in Print
    • The Guardian newspaper (UK):  Weekly CO2 readings
    • Nelson Daily News (Canada): 

  • Blogging CO2
    • Tim Louis blog in Vancouver (Canada): 

Intro TEEM Earth set up CO2.Earht so you can see it, get info to share, and get tools to share.  We're just getting started and want to know what can help.  TEEM.Earth has been, under several names, been reposting monthly levels since 2007.  Daily updates have been posted since a number of years later when the data became available in real time.  That continues but the energy we have to make improvements is going into the broadcasting of the more frequent updates, daily CO2 especially.    It gives us a way support the many people who are prepared to check in on changes in vital signs every day, the frequency that's needed if stabilizing CO2 and other greenhouse gases is actually an ultimate climate objective of national governments and the international ssystem -- as countries and the UN have been in agreement for decades.  

Showcase:  To give you a taste of what CO2 Broadsts can look like, this pages spotlights current-day pioneers in broadcasting of CO2 levels, especially daily CO2 and weekly CO2.  


Credits (so far)


Email - We have a prototype.  We're not sharing it.  But you can get on the list to be invited for a beta release. 

How can we help?





Tab:  Q&As





Back story:   Kool.   



First off is the CBC morning show, On th island



 Updates are scheduled for approximately 3:35 am each day, local Hawaii time (UTC -10).

Note: This webpage is testing automated updates.  On other pages like "Daily CO2," updates are posted by a person.
We're creating and testing automations so the CO2 readings at CO2.Earth are always updated as early as possible.


Make CO2 Tracking a Personal Habit That Starts Local Then Goes Global
Please share CO2 updates with friends, family and audiences you have a connection with.  It's a quick way to take stock of what's going on right now with the people-planet relationship.  It's a small yet vitally important thing that anyone or any group can start doing.  Simple, regular acts of sharing and reflecting supports more of the kinds of discussions and decisoins that are needed if human progress is to achieve an alignment with planetary conditions for continuing to sustain prosperous economies, habitable environments and flourishing societies.



Promoting Local, Daily Updates on Planetary Health


Daily CO2 readings from the Mauna Loa Observatory are the best vital signs indicator of what's actually going on--in real time--with the health of the planet.  Why?  Because CO2 changes in the atmosphere are more consequential than any other to the planet's climate and environmental conditions for sustaining abundant, diverse and intelligent life in the short and long term.  And because the Mauna Loa record is the longest set of high-precision readings we have.   And there's at least one more reason.  Year-over-year comparisons of atmospheric CO2 readings at a single location on the planet show us the direction of changes in real time.  

The rise of atmospheric CO2 is relentless and accelerating.   CO2 updates are not exactly news and the information is definitely not good.  But it's the leading trend for leaders to end.  By leaders, I include people alarmed by what is going on and toiling to do all they can to influence change from the bottom up.  And I mean leaders with means and placings to help people, organizations and countries scale up to the challenge.

To do all that and transform bad news CO2 updates into daily confirmations of humankind's collective success, the world needs all eyes on CO2 in the atmosphere.  

Whether your day is spent making ends meet or jam-packed with high-level meetings, there should be few reasons why a person cannot take ten seconds a day to get an update on the current CO2 level and its change from the year before.   But the updates are not yet featured by traditional media, social media, online platforms, major websites or widely-used apps.  

That's why a few people are combining different talents to promote daily updates and make it easy for communicators far and wide to connect their communications content with glboal changes and our shared challenges and efforts to end the rise of planet-heating gases in the atmosphere.  There's room for more volunteers to assist in these efforts.  But for now, here's the original crew of people who are fitting in a bit of time for this project on top of busy work and family commitments: