I would say, break out the Sackcloth and Ashes. Except that would raise CO2 even more. petunia
The shocker with 2016 is that CO2 is rising, but human emitted CO2 is not. Or just a bit. Not enough to make a fuss about, but just enough to employ thousands of scientists and rake in billions in "levies" and extra taxes.
Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016 - BBC News
Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.le.
But all is well
Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump - BBC News
Declining consumption of coal in the US last year played a significant role in keeping down global emissions of carbon dioxide, according to a new report.
The Global Carbon Project annual analysis shows that CO2 emissions were almost flat for the third year in a row, despite a rise in economic growth.
The slowdown in the Chinese economy since 2012 has also been a key factor limiting carbon.
Experts believe it is too early to say if global CO2 emissions have peaked.