greenhouse effect

Anthropogenic Climate Change
(including Greenhouse Effect,
Greenhouse Gases,
and Global Warming)

CO2

Below is a checklist of postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.) related to Anthropogenic (man-made) climate change. Included are items referring to the greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, and global warming, as well as climate change. Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

The greenhouse effect is the retention of part of the Sun's energy in the Earth's atmosphere in the form of heat as a result of the presence of greenhouse gases (mainly carbon dioxide, methane, and water vapour). These gases allow incoming solar shortwave energy to pass through to the Earth's surface, where it can be absorbed, but capture and trap some of the resulting outgoing longwave radiation from the Earth. The natural greenhouse effect has resulted in an atmosphere warm enough to support life, but recent increased levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere due to human activities are hypothesized to have led to increased temperatures, in a process referred to as global warming. This anthropogenic warming of the atmosphere appears to have caused changes to the climate above and beyond those that would naturally occur. Global warming is often subsumed into the more general term climate change, to represent its consequences. This climate change can manifest itself through, among other things, increased mean temperatures at the Earth's surface, more frequent hot spells and droughts, melting glaciers and icecaps and rising sea levels. It also has effects on the biosphere and the composition of the oceans, and it may be related to more frequent extreme weather events as well.

In this page, references to greenhouse gases (CO2, methane, CFCs, freon, carbon dioxide, carbon emissions, heat-trapping gases, etc.) are highlighted in green text. This makes it easy to identify them for anyone who wishes to study them more closely.

Philatelic items for international conferences that have some relation to climate are found in the Climate-related international conferences page, where the major themes of each conference are listed. In the tables of that page items with specific mention of climate change or global warming or other related text are highlighted in pale yellow so that the user can easily find them as well. Philatelic items for people who contributed to climatology are found in the Climatologists and contributors to climatology page, where brief classifications of their principal climatological contributions are found. In both pages the anthropogenic climate change theme is displayed in red, so the user can easily find all the conference and climatologist items that also relate to anthropogenic climate change.

Stamps in the Preserve the Polar Regions and Glaciers (PPRG) page can also be considered as implicitly related to the climate change theme, although most of them do not mention climate change specifically.

Launch covers
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Other postal items
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Anthropogenic climate change Anthropogenic climate change


Below is a list of Anthropogenic (man-made) climate change on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Anthropogenic climate change (including greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, and global warming)
AlgeriaNoneCachet on cover2012Symbolic global warming and melting of glaciers
Argentina2274 (Mi2879-2880)Pair (2274 (a-b)), from MS20 (2274a (10x (2274 (a-b))))2004Symbolic global warming; decreasing area of Argentina's forests
Argentina2274 fdcPair of stamps on FDC
Argentina2520 (BL105)In (left) margin of MS2 (2520 (a-b))2009"Calentamiento Global" (in text); also IPY and PPRG
Argentina2520 fdcMS2 on FDC
ArgentinaNoneIRC2010"UNis contre le changement climatique" (UNited against climate change)
Aruba347 (BL?)MS4 (347 (a-d)), also 347a detail2009"Global warming 2009"; parched soil in drought; melting Arctic ice; industrial smokestacks and automobile exhaust contributing to acid rain damage; deforestation; recycling and clean energy; two curves on graph (see detail image): smoothed increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2 (in black), and rising observed mean temperatures (in red)
Aruba347 fdcMS4 on FDC
Australia + Russia1182-1183+1183a + Russia 5902-5903 folderDual-country folder1990"Glaciology studies provide information about environmental and climate change and thus contribute to the international debate concerning the greenhouse effect." (in text)
Australia2886 (Mi?)From block of 4 (2889a (2886-2889))2008Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2887 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2888 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2889 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2886-2889 gutterGutter block of 10, with 5 guttersLiving green set (climate change context)
Australia2889a fdcBlock of 4 stamps and cancel on FDCLiving green set (climate change context); Stop CO2
Australia2889a packBlock of 4 stamps in presentation pack; also coverLiving green set (climate change context)
Australia2890 (Mi?)From block of 4 (2893a (2890-2893))Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2891 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2892 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2893 (Mi?)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2890-2893 fdcFour stamps and cancel on FDCLiving green set (climate change context); Stop CO2
Australia2893dDouble-sided booklet of 20Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2893eHorizontal coil strip of 4 (2890-2893)Living green set (climate change context)
Australia2890-2893 bk ofcPrestige booklet of 20 front cover outsideLiving green
Australia2890-2893 bk ifcPrestige booklet of 20 front cover insideIncreasing global average temperature - observed and forecast
Australia2890-2893 bk p1Prestige booklet of 20 page 1Booklet index; Climate change - the big picture
Australia2890-2893 bk p2Prestige booklet of 20 page 2Climate change - the big picture; climate change and living green; greenhouse gas emissions; CO2
Australia2890-2893 bk p3Prestige booklet of 20 page 3Antarctic ice melting due to the effects of global warming
Australia2890-2893 bk p4Prestige booklet of 20 page 4Methane; greenhouse gases; burning fossil fuels; rising temperatures and sea levels; climate change (text follows from page 2)
Australia2893bBooket pane of 4 from prestige booklet of 20 page 5 (page 6 on reverse side is blank)Droughts and water restrictions
Australia2890-2893 bk p7Prestige booklet of 20 page 7Household greenhouse gas emissions
Australia2890-2893 bk p8Prestige booklet of 20 page 8Saving water; climate change and exacerbated dry conditions in Australia; carbon emissions
Australia2890aBooket pane of 2 from prestige booklet of 20 page 9 (page 10 on reverse side is blank)Saving water; rainwater tanks
Australia2890-2893 bk p11Prestige booklet of 20 page 11Save water and save up to half a kilo(gram) of greenhouse gas for every minute
Australia2890-2893 bk page 12Prestige booklet of 20 page 12Reducing waste; recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions; organic waste produces methane, a greenhouse gas significantly more potent than CO2
Australia2891aBooket pane of 2 from prestige booklet of 20 page 13 (page 14 on reverse side is blank)Recycling - closing the loop
Australia2890-2893 bk p15Prestige booklet of 20 page 15Compost worms
Australia2890-2893 bk p16Prestige booklet of 20 page 16Saving energy and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions
Australia2893aBooket pane of 2 from prestige booklet of 20 page 17 (page 18 on reverse side is blank)Solar energy generates electricity without creating greenhouse gases
Australia2890-2893 bk p19Prestige booklet of 20 page 19Using less electrical energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions
Australia2890-2893 bk p20Prestige booklet of 20 page 20Travel smart; transport and cars contribute to greenhouse gas emissions
Australia2892aBooket pane of 2 from prestige booklet of 20 page 21 (page 22 on reverse side is blank)Travel smart (in a climate change context)
Australia2890-2893 bk p23Prestige booklet of 20 page 23Greenhouse gas emissions from different forms of transport
Australia2890-2893 bk p24Prestige booklet of 20 page 24Elements of living green
Australia2893c frontBooklet pane of 4 from prestige booklet of 20 page 25 (part of two-sided booklet pane of 8)Living green tips; saving greenhouse gases; reference to http://www.climatechange.gov.au/
Australia2893c backBooklet pane of 4 (different) from prestige booklet of 20 page 26 (part of two-sided booklet pane of 8)Living green and recycling
Australia2890-2893 bk ibcPrestige booklet of 20 back cover insideAcknowledgements; Australian Dep't of Climate Change; Climate Research Unit, Univ. of East Anglia; snow melt due to warm temperatures
Australia2890-2893 bk obcPrestige booklet of 20 back cover outsideCracked ground at Wivenhoe Dam due to drought (in a changing climate)
Austria2338 (Mi?)2011 CO2 and carbon neutral
Bangladesh730 (Mi902)2008"Protecting health from climate change"
Belgium2015 (Mi3278)
i2015
From MS10 (2015a (10x 2015))2004"Climate and CO2"; graphic in red showing long term increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration with seasonal short term
Belgium2015 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC (Liege cancel)
Belgium2015 fdc2Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC (Liege cancel)
Belgium2015 maxiMaxicard (Liege cancel)
Belgium2017 (Mi3280)
i2017
From MS10 (2017a (10x 2017))Earth and graphic in red showing increase in mean global temperature
Belgium2017 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC (Liege cancel)
Belgium2015-2018 fdcTwo of four stamps on FDC (Liege cancel)(As above)
Belgium2015-2018 fd-sheetTwo of four stamps on FD sheet (Brussels cancel)
Belgium2434e (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (2434 (a-e)), or two of MS10 (2434f (2x (2434 (a-e)))2010Global warming
BeninUnknown (Mi?)2010Global warming
BoliviaNone2013Bolivian "Department of the Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change, and Forestry Management and Development" (in text)
Brazil3218m (Mi?)One of MS24 (3218 (a-x)2012"Reducing carbon emissions" (in Portuguese text)
British Antarctic Territory342 (Mi381-382)Pair (342 (a-b))2004Antarctic temperature trends since 1950
British Antarctic Territory342cMS20 (10x (342 (a-b)))
British Antarctic Territory344 (Mi385-386)Pair (344 (a-b))Rise in mean summer air temperatures at Faraday station
British Antarctic Territory344cMS20 (10x (344 (a-b)))
British Antarctic Territory342-344 fdcTwo of three pairs of stamps on FDC(As above)
British Antarctic Territory417 (BL17)MS4 (417 (a-d))2009 "The Effects of Climate Change" (on Antarctic ice shelves); also in text in left margin of MS: "climate change, increasing air temperatures, changing wind patterns, rising sea surface temperatures"
British Antarctic Territory417 fdcMS4 on FDC
BulgariaUnknown ss (BL?)In (lower-right) margin of SS12012"Global warming and Antarctic fauna" (in text)
BurundiUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2012Réchauffement climatique
BurundiUnknown ms fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
BurundiUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
BurundiUnknown ss fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
CambodiaUnknown1 (Mi?)2010Unite to combat climate change
CambodiaUnknown2 (Mi?)"Unite to combat climate change"; forest fire; flood; parched and cracked soil in drought
CambodiaUnknown3 (Mi?)Unite to combat climate change; "Protect forest to save climate"
CambodiaUnknown4 (Mi?)Unite to combat climate change; melting polar ice and rising sea level
CambodiaUnknown5 (Mi?)Unite to combat climate change; "Forest restores carbon dioxide"
CambodiaUnknown fdcFive stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC(as above)
CambodiaUnknown folderSouvenir folder(as above)
CambodiaUnknown ss (BL?)SS1Unite to combat climate change; forest fire; flood; parched and cracked soil in drought (in part of stamp and right margin)
CambodiaUnknown ss fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC(as above)
Canada2326-2327 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Lowe Marting) FDC back, also front2009"Global warming" and "rapid increase in temperature" in Arctic; changing global weather patterns; accelerated melting of sea and land ice; effect on polar bear habitat; also PPRG
China (People's Republic)NoneCachet on cover1991Theme for World Environment Day 1991: "Climate Change and the need for a Global Partnership"
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back2002Symbolic global warming; Lulong Environmental Protection bureau
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2009Global warming
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back, also front2010?"You can help stop global warming"
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card back (different), also front2010?"You can help stop global warming"
China (People's Republic)None(Blue) cancel on WMD postal card2012"Reduce CO2 emissions to protect the atmosphere" (in Chinese text in blue cancel)
Comoro IslandsMi2728One of MS4 (Mi2727-2730)2009"Fonte des glaciers" (melting glaciers) (due to global warming)
Comoro IslandsMi2727-2730_ms4 fdcOne of MS4 on FDC
Comoro IslandsBL581SS1
Comoro IslandsBL581 fdcSS1 on FDC
Comoro IslandsUnknown ms (Mi2737-2740)MS4 (a-d)2010"Les Ravages du Changement de Climat"
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL583)SS1"Les Ravages du Changement de Climat" and "Fonte des Glaciers"
Comoro IslandsUnknown ms (Mi2741-2744)MS4 (a-d)2010"Combat contre le réchauffement de la Terre"
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL584)SS1
CroatiaNoneCachet on WMD cover2002"Reducing vulnerability to weather and climate extremes"; Graphic with observed temperatures rising in global warming
CroatiaNoneCachet on WMD cover2003"Our future climate"; Graphic with observed and forecast temperatures rising in global warming
CyprusNoneCancel on cover, also detail2009"Climate change: a challenge for the IMO, too!" (International Maritime Organization)
Denmark999 (Mi1072)1994Save Earth from CO2 (and global warming)!
Denmark998-999 fdcOne of two stamps on FDC
Denmark1373 (Mi1460)One of MS2 (1373a (1372-1373))2007mapping sea ice (for climate change studies)
Denmark1372-1373 fdcOne stamp of MS and cancel and cachet on FDC
Denmark + United States1373a fdc + USA 4123 fdcOne of two MS and cancel on dual-country FDC2007mapping sea ice (for climate change studies)
Dominican Republic1482 (Mi2188)2010Polar protection (reference to global warming and melting ice)
Egypt2018 (Mi?)2008Atmospheric CO2
Egypt2019 (Mi?)
Egypt2018-2019 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Egypt2000 (Mi?)2007Melting polar ice
Egypt2000 fdcStamp on FDC
Faroe Islands509a (BL24)MS2 (508-509)2009"Global Warming"; also PPRG
Faroe Islands508-509 fdcTwo stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Faroe Islands508-509 folderFolder
FinlandB266 (Mi?)2010(Fight climate change with) Posti Green carbon neutral stamp. 5 euro cents surcharge goes to construction of a solar power plant, which will help offset carbon emissions due to postal delivery
France3793 (Mi?)From booklet pane of 12 (3793a (3782-3793))2010"Fonte des glaciers" (due to global warming)
FranceUnlisted a (Mi?)One of 10 stamps in booklet of 10 Save the Oceans personalized stamps sponsored by the Maud Fontenoy Foundation, with booklet cover2010"Ocean acidification" (French text in stamp) caused by "excess atmospheric CO2 absorbed by global waters" (in French text in left margin)
FranceUnlisted h (Mi?)One of 10 stamps in booklet of 10 Save the Oceans personalized stamps sponsored by the Maud Fontenoy Foundation, with booklet cover"Global warming" (French text in stamp); sea level rise depicted in stamp; melting of ice referred to in right margin of stamp; also "climate change is affecting the oceans" and "ocean currents move heat from the tropics to cooler regions of the globe, but global warming could change the currents and therefore modify the climate" (in French text in left margin)
FranceNoneCachet on stamped envelope (part of a group of personalized philatelic items sponsored by the Maud Fontenoy Foundation)Global warming" (in French text) and depiction of sea level rise (same design as stamp h above)
FranceNoneE-stamp2013CO2
FranceNoneCachet on cover2013Carbon neutral Post Office; net zero CO2
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover1994Bright sun and new record high temperature (25.8°C) that shattered the previous record (23.1°C) (possibly related to global warming)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover1996Physical chemistry of the troposphere, including CO2 measurements
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover2000Physical chemistry of the atmosphere, including CO2 measurements (tower design in cachet is same as in FSAT 371)
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover2004RAMCES (not RAMSES as in cachet) measurement of atmospheric CO2 at Amsterdam Island (RAMCES: Réseau Atmosphérique de Mesure des Composés à Effet de Serre: Greenhouse gases measurement network); FSAT 371 also treats this topic
French Southern and Antarctic TerritoriesNoneCachet on cover2005"Sea Ice Biogeochemistry in a Climate Change Perspective"; similar to German cachet on cover 2005
French Southern and Antarctic Territories371 (Mi601)2006Increasing concentration of atmospheric CO2 shown by 25 years of observations at Amsterdam Island (RAMCES: Réseau Atmosphérique de Mesure des Composés à Effet de Serre: Greenhouse gases measurement network); see also FSAT cover from 2004
French Southern and Antarctic Territories371 proofSigned proof
GermanyNoneCachet on cover2005"Sea ice biogeochemistry in a climate change perspective"; similar to French Southern and Antarctic Territories cachet on cover 2005
GermanyB966 (Mi2508)2006"Climate change concerns everyone"
GermanyB966 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
GermanyB966 fdc2Stamp and cachet on FDC (different)
GermanyNoneDHL envelope2009/2010Go Green envelope - "climate neutral" (to fight global warming)
GermanyNoneCancel and cachet on cover2010Climate protection through hydroelectricity
GermanyNoneCachet on cover2011"ProKlima CO2 neutral" (in text)
GermanyNoneMeter on cover2011"CO2 neutral" (in text)
Great Britain1465 (Mi1416)1992"Greenhouse effect"
Great Britain1465 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1463-1466 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC
Great Britain1463-1466 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (different)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdcCachet on back of FDC, also front2001"Effect climate change might have on planting" (at Sheffield Park Garden) (in text)
Great BritainUnknown pane (Mi?)Booklet pane of 8 and label, also booklet cover2011"New data released by the Catlin Arctic Survey and the WWF provide further evidence of thinning Arctic sea ice" (due to global warming)
GreeceNonePostcard back, also front2007Observed and forecast temperature anomalies with accelerating global warming in the 21st century (in coloured graphic); "Earth is heating at unprecedented historical rates...[leading to] serious climate change, extreme weather occurrences, extended periods of drought, water shortages and rises in sea levels... Join Greenpeace to take action...to avoid dangerous climate change" (in Greek text)
Greenland572a (Mi?)SS1 (572)2010melting ice (due to global warming) 1990-2010
Guinea RepublicBL1391In (right) margin of SS12007"le réchauffement climatique terrestre" (in text)
Guinea RepublicBL1391 fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12007"fight against global warming" and "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change" (in French text); Al Gore
Guinea RepublicUnknown ms (Mi?)MS6 (a-f)2007"Réchauffement climatique"; industrial smokestacks; Al Gore; Arnold Schwarzenegger
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS1 (different)"Réchauffement climatique"; Arnold Schwarzenegger; melting of ice, sea level rise and effect on flora and fauna (in French text)
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)SS12007"global warming and ice melt" (in French text)
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12008"les effets du réchauffement climatique" (in text)
Guinea RepublicUnknown ss fdcSS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2007"Luta contra o Aquecimento de Terra"; Al Gore
Guinea-BissauBL21A
BL21B
SS1
Imperforate SS1
"Luta contra o Aquecimento de Terra"; Al Gore
Guinea-BissauBL21A fdc
BL21B fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS5 (a-e)2009"Aquecimento Global e Espécies Ameaçadas" (global warming and effects on wildlife); melting ice; industrial smokestacks
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1"Aquecimento Global e Espécies Ameaçadas" (global warming and effects on wildlife); melting ice; illustration of greenhouse effect; industrial smokestacks; sea level rise (in Portuguese text)
Guinea-BissauUnknown ms (Mi?)MS5 (a-e)2010"Aquecimento Global"; effects on wildlife; melting ice
Guinea-BissauUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Guinea-BissauUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS12010"Melting icebergs" (and by implication, melting ice in general)
Guinea-BissauUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS1 (different)"Global warming in the Arctic and Antarctic"
Guinea-BissauUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS1 (different)"Melting icebergs" (and by implication, melting ice in general)
Guinea-BissauUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS1 (different)"Global warming in the Arctic and Antarctic"
Guinea-BissauUnknown iss (BL?)Imperforate SS1 (different)"Melting icebergs" (and by implication, melting ice in general)
Guinea-BissauMi6037-6040 msMS4 (Mi6037-6040)2012"Aquecimento Global" (in text)
Guinea-BissauMi6041SS1
GuyanaUnlisted (Mi?)1996Greenpeace: "Save the Climate"
IndiaNoneCachet on cover1992"Indian army expedition to Antarctica for scientific research on global warming"
IndiaNoneCachet on cover1996"Indian army expedition to Antarctica for scientific research on global warming"
IndiaNoneCachet on cover1996"Use renewable sources of energy; save fossil fuel reserves" (in text)
India2390a (Mi2451-2452)In (lower) margin of MS20 (10x (2390a (2389-2390)))2009"temperature change per decade (°C)"; also PPRG
IndiaNoneCancel on cover2009Symbolic global warming; save our climate
IndiaNonePostal receipt2011"Global warming - threat to Earth" (in text)
IndiaNonePostal receipt (different)2011"Minimize the emission of CO2" (in text)
IndiaNonePostal receipt2012"Check for vehicle pollution" (in text)
IndiaNonePostal receipt (different)2012"Replenish Earth with trees" (in text)
IndiaNoneCancel and cachet on cover, also back2012"Save [a] girl, save [the] Earth"; "Planting of trees...on [the] birth of [a] girl...provides financial insurance for the girl and improves the environment, too"
Indonesia2102 (Mi?)Strip of 2 (a-b), from MS20 (2102c (10x (2102 (a-b)))2007"Melting Ice - A Hot Topic"
Indonesia2102 fdc (Mi?)Strip of 2 and cachet on FDC
Indonesia2103 (Mi?)Strip of 2 (a-b), from MS20 (2103c (10x (2103 (a-b)))2007Global warming symbolized by forest loss due to more frequent forest fires; tree roots, drawn as a snowflake, are melting and the upper part of the tree is in flames (symbolic of global warming) (in FDC cancel)
Indonesia2103 fdc (Mi?)Strip of 2 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Indonesia2104 (BL229)MS2 (2104 (a-b))2007"Melting Ice - A Hot Topic"
Indonesia2104 fdcMS2 and cachet on FDC
Indonesia2142aFrom MS20 (2142c (10x 2142 (a-b)))2008Carbon and the environment: "CO2 - Kick the Habit! - Towards a low carbon economy"
Indonesia2142b
Indonesia2142 fdcStrip of two stamps on FDC
Indonesia2143 (BL?)MS2 (2143 (a-b))
Indonesia2143 fdcMS2 on FDC
Indonesia2184d (Mi?)MS12 (4x (2184 (a-c)))2009"Pemanasan Global" [Global Warming] (in text in each stamp); "UNite to Combat Climate Change"; parched soil in drought; industrial smokestacks and their contribution to acid rain damage
Indonesia2184a-c fdcThree stamps and cachet on FDC
Indonesia2185 (BL?)SS1
Indonesia2185 fdcSS1 and cachet on FDC
Israel1778b+label (Mi2064+label)From strip of 3 (1778a-c + 3 tabs), or from MS9 (1778d (3x 1778a-c))2009"Global warming"
Israel1778a-c fdcOne of strip of 3 on FDC
Israel1778d fdcMS9 on FDC
Kiribati731 (Mi790)1998"Greenhouse effect"; Fossil fuels, CFCs and cattle (representing methane release) and their "contribution to greenhouse gases"
Kiribati731 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Kiribati732 (Mi791)"Greenhouse effect" and diagram with "Explanation of the greenhouse effect"
Kiribati732 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Kiribati733 (Mi792)"Greenhouse effect" and rising sea level
Kiribati733 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Kiribati734 (Mi793)
Kiribati734 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Kiribati735 (BL37)SS1"Greenhouse effect"
Kiribati735 specimenSS1 specimen
Kiribati731-734 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC(As above)
Korea (South)Unknown1 (Mi?)From block of 4, or from MS8, or from MS162013Polar ice in the balance: energy conservation can make a difference (through decreased emissions of greenhouse gases)
Korea (South)Unknown2 (Mi?)Reducing atmospheric pollutants and greenhouse gases from industrial emissions through energy conservation
Korea (South)Unknown1 fdcStamp on FDC(As above)
Korea (South)Unknown2 fdcStamp on FDC
Korea (South)Unknown folderFDC folder
Lebanon5101994Symbolic protect Earth from global warming
LebanonNoneIRC, also back2010?"UNis contre le changement climatique" (UNited against climate change)
Maldive Islands14441 (Mi1533)SS11990"Global warming - greenhouse effect" due to "forest burning", "fuel burning" and "methane & freon"
Maldive Islands1516 (Mi1531)1991"Global warming - melting ice could raise sea level"
Maldive Islands1517 (Mi1532)
Mexico2620 (Mi?)2009symbolic global warming; World Environment Day
Mexico2620 scSouvenir card
Micronesia421d (Mi?)From MS4 (421 (a-d))2001"Greenhouse effect"; industrial smokestacks; effect of acid rain; parched soil due to desertification caused by deforestation
MicronesiaNonePhone card, also back200?"climate change" (in text)
MonacoNoneCancel2010"changements climatiques" (in text)
MozambiqueMi3462From MS6 (Mi3462-3467)2009"Iceberg a derreter" (melting iceberg (due to global warming))
MozambiqueMi3465
MozambiqueMi3467
MozambiqueMi3462-3467_ms6 fdcMS6 on FDC
MozambiqueMi3644-3649 ms6MS6 (Mi3644-3699)2010"Aquecimento global"
Netherlands1297e (Mi2556)From booklet pane of 10 (1297 (a-j))2008"CO2 compensation"; conservation and living green
Netherlands1327 personalized packetBack of personalized postage stamp packet, also front2009"IPY efforts to draw attention to global warming" and "imminent threat of global warming" (in text)
Netherlands Antilles1175a (Mi1621)From MS8 (1175 (2x (1175 (a-d)) + 2 labels))2008Global warming; industrial smokestacks
Netherlands Antilles1175b (Mi1622)Global warming; effect on fauna
Netherlands Antilles1175c (Mi1623)Global warming; clean energy
Netherlands Antilles1175d (Mi1624)Global warming; (avoid sea level rise)
Netherlands Antilles1175a-d fdcFour stamps and cancel on FDC"Global warming"
New Zealand2177 (Mi?)From block of 6 (2172-2177)2008"Weather extremes - heat - Matarangi, 2005"; also "heat" (in FDC text), (episodes of extreme heat are possibly increasing due to global warming)
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc1One of six stamps on FDC, also back
New Zealand2172-2177 fdc2One of six stamps on FDC (different, available only in a special limited edition album, below)
New Zealand2172-2177_albumLimited edition album, with page containing MS5 (2177a (2172-2177))
New Zealand2177bOne of "Best of 2007" stamps in MS3 (2 unknowns + 2177)2008Weather extremes - heat - Matarangi, 2005
NigerUnknown ms (Mi?)MS4 (a-d)2013"Le Réchauffement Climatique"
NigerUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
Norway1570 (BL37)MS2 (1570 (a-b))2009melting glaciers and sea ice; increased evaporation; desertification; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; CO2; stamps depict a warmed-up world and melting ice; also PPRG
Papua New Guinea1443 (Mi1513)2010"Climate Change"; some effects of rising sea level
Papua New Guinea1444 (Mi1514)
Papua New Guinea1445 (Mi1515)
Papua New Guinea1446 (Mi1516)
Papua New Guinea1443-14446 fdcFour stamps and cancel and cachet on FDC
Papua New Guinea1447 (BL103)MS4 (a-d) (Mi1517-1520)
Papua New Guinea1447 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Papua New Guinea1448 (BL104)SS1
Papua New Guinea1448 fdcSS1 and cancel and cachet on FDC
Paraguay2558 (Mi?)1997"Cambio Climático"
Paraguay2559 (Mi?)
Paraguay2560 (Mi?)
Paraguay2558-2560 fdcThree stamps and cancel on FDC
PolandNonePostcard2009Global Climate Action Day
PortugalNoneEnvelope back, also detail2010Net "carbon zero" in the production of the envelope through forestation projects that provide CO2 offsets
RomaniaNoneCancel and cachet on postcard1995"Air pollution causes more deaths than genetic changes or climate change" (in text)
Russia (USSR)5749+label (Mi5921+label)On label1989"…irrational use of land can cause regional desertification and global climate change" (in text on label)
Russia (USSR)5749+label fdcLabel (with stamp) on FDC
Russia (USSR)5747-5749+labels fdcOne label (with stamp) on FDC
Russia + Australia5902-5903 + Australia 1182-1183+1183a folder.jpgDual-country folder1990"Glaciology studies provide information about environmental and climate change and thus contribute to the international debate concerning the greenhouse effect." (in text)
San Marino1746 (Mi?)2008Symbolic global warming; increased UV radiation due to thinning of the ozone layer
San Marino1746 bpBooklet pane of 4 (4x 1476)
San Marino1748 (Mi?)Symbolic global warming, with Earth in flames
San Marino1745+1748 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel on FDC(as above)
San Marino1745-1748 fdcTwo of four stamps and cancel on FDC(as above)
San Marino1746-1747 fdcOne of two stamps and cancel on FDC(as above)
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1237-1240 booklet (Mi?)Booklet cover (with reproductions of stamps (1237, 1238, 1239, and 1240) and SS1 (1241))1996Greenpeace: "Climate Change Kills"
St. Thomas and Prince Islands1237-1240 booklet2 (Mi?)Booklet cover (different, with reproductions of stamps (1237, 1238, 1239, and 1240)) and cancel1996Greenpeace: "Climate Change Kills"
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi4042One of MS4 (Mi4039-4042)2009"Aquecimento global", Al Gore
St. Thomas and Prince IslandsMi4039-4042 ms4 fdcOn one stamp of MS4 on FDC
SenegalUnknown e (Mi?)From MS9 (a-i)2000"First Aid for the Climate: Same Performance, Half the Consumption - Greenpeace"
SenegalUnknown f (Mi?)
Sierra Leone1964 (BL342)SS1 (Mi2733)1996Drowned coastal cities due to "melting of the Earth's polar ice caps"; "City under polar ice-melt" (in text)
Sierra LeoneUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS3 (a-c)2013"Buy local to cut back on emissions" (of greenhouse gases)
Slovenia785 (BL43)MS2 (785 (a-b)) (Mi713-714)2009Symbolic global warming and melting of ice related to burning of fossil fuels, deforestation and cattle (representing methane release)
Slovenia785 fdcMS2 and cachet on FDC
Spain3321 (Mi?)2004Symbolic global warming
Spain3321 cardPresentation card
Spain3626 (Mi?)2009"Lucha contra el cambio climático"; (disconnect from) CO2
Spain3624-3626 folderOne of three different stamps in folder
Spain3626 fdc1 (Mi? fdc1)Stamp and cancel on FDC"Lucha contra el cambio climático"
Spain3626 fdc2 (Mi? fdc2)Stamp and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC"Lucha contra el cambio climático"; industrial smokestacks
SpainNonePrinted stamp (design like 3626) and cachet on postal card2009"Lucha contra el cambio climático"; (disconnect from) CO2; industrial smokestacks
Switzerland1334 (Mi2097)From MS10 (1334a (10x 1334)2009Melting glacier due to +1.5°C temperature rise (1850-2008)
SwitzerlandNoneCachet on cover2009"Pro Clima" (in text)
SwitzerlandNoneCachet on cover2010"Pro Clima" (in text)
ThailandNonePhone card?"Stop global warming" (in text)
Thailand2362 (Mi?)2008Global warming and World Environment Day; CFC release from aerosol spray can; Earth on fire
Thailand2363 (Mi?)Global warming and World Environment Day
Thailand2364 (Mi?)Global warming and World Environment Day; leaves on fire
Thailand2365 (Mi?)Global warming and World Environment Day; symbolic ozone hole
Thailand2362-2365 cpCommemorative panel (2362-2365)Global warming and graphic of increasing positive global temperature anomalies
Thailand2362-2365 fdc1Four stamps and cancel and cachet on FDCWarming Earth (in stamps); rising flood waters (in cachet)
Thailand2362-2365 fdc2Four stamps and cancel and two cachets on FDCWarming Earth (in stamps); rising flood waters (in cachets)
TogoUnknown ss (Mi?)In (upper-right) margin of SS12011"CO2 is one of the main atmospheric pollutants. Its principal sources are fossil fuel combustion and deforestation".
Tonga737 (Mi1121)1990"Ice caps in danger" (from greenhouse gases; ozone holes have a relatively small effect in global warming)
Tonga737 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tonga737 mono-proofMonochrome proof
Tonga737 plate-proof1Imperforate plate proof
Tonga737 plate-proof2Imperforate plate proof (different)
Tonga737 proof1Specimen and progressive proof, color 1
Tonga737 proof2Specimen and progressive proof, color 2
Tonga737 proof3Specimen and progressive proof, color 3
Tonga737 proof4Specimen and progressive proof, colors 1 and 2
Tonga737 proof5Specimen and progressive proof, final colors 1, 2 and 3
Turkey3122 (BL67)MS4 (3122 (a-d))2008"Küresel Isinma" (Global warming); parched soil in drought; World Environment Day
Turkey3122a fdoiStamp and FDOI cancel and cachet on postcard
Turkey3122b fdoiStamp and FDOI cancel (same) and cachet (different) on postcard
Turkey3122c fdoiStamp and FDOI cancel (same) and cachet (different) on postcard
Turkey3122d fdoiStamp and FDOI cancel (same) and cachet (different) on postcard
Turkey3122 fdcMS4 and cancel (same) and cachet on FDC
Tuvalu652a (Mi670-673)In (upper) margin of MS4 (649-652)1993"Greenhouse Effect"
Tuvalu649 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tuvalu650 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tuvalu651 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tuvalu652 specimenOverprinted "specimen"
Tuvalu1030 (BL5)MS6 (1030 (a-f))2007"Global Warming"; Al Gore; CO2 emissions from industrial smokestacks and deforestation; "greenhouse gases"; greenhouse effect and rising global temperature
Tuvalu1031 (BL1)MS6 (1031 (a-f))"Global Warming" causes and effects: deforestation, industrial smokestacks, melting ice cap, warmer temperature, extreme weather; Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tuvalu1032 (BL2)MS6 (1032 (a-))"Global warming" effects (habitat destruction, coral reef bleaching and erratic weather patterns) and prevention
Tuvalu1033 (BL4)SS1"Global warming"; global temperatures in the 20th century; industrial smokestacks
Tuvalu1034 (BL3)SS1"Global warming"; "Use renewable green energy" [to] "significantly reduce our emissions of heat-trapping gases"
Tuvalu1035 (BL6?)SS1"Global warming"; parched soil in drought
TuvaluUnknown 1 (Mi?)2012Climate change awareness; "Plant a tree to help reduce greenhouse gases" (first stamp only)
TuvaluUnknown 2 (Mi?)
TuvaluUnknown 3 (Mi?)
TuvaluUnknown 4 (Mi?)
TuvaluUnknown 5 (Mi?)
United Nations636a (Mi656-659)Strip of 4 (633-636), from MS24 (636b (6x (633-636)))1993"Environment-Climate"; severe weather
United Nations636a fdcStrip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Environment-Climate"; severe weather; volcanic eruption; melting polar ice
United Nations636a maxiMaxicard
United Nations815a (Mi884-887)Strip of 4 (812-815), from MS24 (815b (6x (812-815)))2001"Climate change"; sustainable development with symbolic greenhouse
United Nations815a fdcStrip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Climate change"; also "UNFCCC" (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); sustainable development with symbolic greenhouse
United Nations939a (BL?)MS10 (10x 939 + 10 labels)2007"Climate Change" (in left margin text); parched soil in drought; flood; industrial smokestacks
United Nations968 (BL29) (Mi1105-1108)MS4 (968 (a-d)) (42c values)2008"Climate Change"; parched soil in drought
United Nations968 fdcMS4 and FDOI cancel and cachet on FDC"Climate Change"; parched soil in drought (on MS4)
United Nations969 (BL30) (Mi1109-1112)MS4 (969 (a-d)) (94c values)"Climate Change"
United Nations969 fdcMS4 and FDOI cancel and cachet on FDC"Climate Change"
United Nations968c+969c folderFDC folder, and interior"Climate Change"
United Nations970 booklet (MH13?)Prestige booklet cover, also back"Climate Change"; parched soil in drought
United Nations968e (Mi1105-1108)From 970 booklet; 1st booklet pane of 4 (968 (a-d)); 42c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"; parched soil in drought
United Nations970u (Mi1113-1116)From 970 booklet; 2nd booklet pane of 4 (970 (a-d)); design like 969 but with 27c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"
United Nations970v (Mi1117-1120)From 970 booklet; 3rd booklet pane of 4 (970 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493 but with 27c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"
United Nations970x (Mi1125-1128)From 970 booklet; 4th booklet pane of 4 (970 (m-p)); design like UN Geneva 492 but with 42c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"
United Nations970w (Mi1121-1124)From 970 booklet; 5th booklet pane of 4 (970 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434 but with 27c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"; industrial smokestacks
United Nations970y (Mi1129-1132)From 970 booklet; 6th booklet pane of 4 (970 (q-t)); design like UN Vienna 435 but with 42c values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"; deforestation
United Nations (Geneva)243a (Mi239-242)Strip of 4 (240-243), from MS24 (243b (6x (240-243)))1993"Environnement-Climat"; symbolic global warming and melting of polar ice
United Nations (Geneva)243a fdc1Strip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Environnement-Climat"; symbolic global warming; melting of polar ice; volcanic eruption
United Nations (Geneva)243a fdc2Strip of 4 and cancel (same) and cachet (different) on FDCEnvironnement-Climat"; symbolic global warming; melting of polar ice
United Nations (Geneva)243a maxiMaxicard"Environnement-Climat"; symbolic global warming; melting of polar ice
United Nations (Geneva)383a (Mi428-431)Strip of 4 (380-383), from MS24 (383b (6x (380-383)))2001"Changements climatiques"; sustainable development; controlling emissions from industrial smokestacks; symbolic greenhouse
United Nations (Geneva)383a fdcStrip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Geneva)492 (BL24) (Mi607-1610)MS4 (492 (a-d)) (1.20 f.s. values)2008"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)492 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)493 (BL25) (Mi1611-1614)MS4 (493 (a-d)) (1.80 f.s. values)"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)493 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)494 booklet (MH13)Prestige booklet cover, also back"Changement de Climat"; parched soil in drought
United Nations (Geneva)494ab (Mi627-630)From 494 booklet; 1st booklet pane of 4 (494 (m-p)) design like UN New York 968 but with 0.50 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Climate Change"; parched soil in drought
United Nations (Geneva)494y (Mi615-618)From 494 booklet; 2nd booklet pane of 4 (494 (a-d)) design like UN New York 969 but with 0.35 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)494z (Mi619-622)From 494 booklet; 3rd booklet pane of 4 (494 (e-h)) design like 493 but with 0.35 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)494ac (Mi631-634)From 494 booklet; 4th booklet pane of 4 (494 (q-t)) design like 492 but with 0.50 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Changement de Climat"
United Nations (Geneva)494aa (Mi623-626)From 494 booklet; 5th booklet pane of 4 (494 (i-l)); design like UN Vienna 434 but with 0.35 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Changement de Climat"; industrial smokestacks
United Nations (Geneva)494ad (Mi635-638)From 494 booklet; 6th booklet pane of 4 (494 (u-x); design like UN Vienna 435 but with 0.50 f.s. values; with FDOI cancel"Changement de Climat"; deforestation
United Nations (Vienna)159a (Mi156-159)Strip of 4 (156-159), from MS24 (159b (6x (156-159)))1993"Umwelt: Klima"; industrial smokestacks; parched soil in drought; volcanic eruption; deforestation
United Nations (Vienna)159a fdc1Strip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)159a fdc2Strip of 4 and cancel on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)159a maxi1Maxicard
United Nations (Vienna)159a maxi2Maxicard (different cancels)
United Nations (Vienna)300a (Mi346-349)Strip of 4 (297-300), from MS24 (300b (6x (297-300)))2001"Klimaänderung"; sustainable development; controlling emissions from industrial smokestacks and automobiles; symbolic greenhouse
United Nations (Vienna)300a fdcStrip of 4 and cancel and cachet on FDC
United Nations (Vienna)434 (BL23) (Mi555-558)MS4 (434 (a-d)) (0.65 € values)2008"Klimawandel"; industrial smokestacks
United Nations (Vienna)434 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Klimawandel"; industrial smokestacks; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)435 (BL24) (Mi559-562)MS4 (435 (a-d)) (1.15 € values)"Klimawandel"; deforestation
United Nations (Vienna)435 fdcMS4 and cancel and cachet on FDC"Klimawandel"; deforestation; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436 booklet (MH13)Prestige booklet cover, also back"Klimawandel"; deforestation; parched soil in drought
United Nations (Vienna)436ab (Mi575-578)From 436 booklet; 1st booklet pane of 4 (436 (m-p)); design like UN New York 968 but with 0.35 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; parched soil in drought; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436y (Mi563-566)From 436 booklet; 2nd booklet pane of 4 (436 (a-d)); design like UN New York 969 but with 0.30 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436z (Mi567-570)From 436 booklet; 3rd booklet pane of 4 (436 (e-h)); design like UN Geneva 493 but with 0.30 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436ac (Mi579-582)From 436 booklet; 4th booklet pane of 4 (436 (q-t)); design like UN Geneva 492 but with 0.35 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436aa (Mi571-574)From 436 booklet; 5th booklet pane of 4 (436 (i-l)); design like 434 but with 0.30 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; industrial smokestacks; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (Vienna)436ad (Mi583-586)From 436 booklet; 6th booklet pane of 4 (436 (u-x)); design like 435 but with 0.35 € values; with FDOI cancel"Klimawandel"; deforestation; effect of acid rain on tree (on cancel)
United Nations (New York, Geneva, and Vienna)636a+243a+159a fdc1Three of 4 strips and cancels and cachet on FDC (636a+243a+159a)1993"Environment-Climate" with various climate change themes
United Nations (New York, Geneva, and Vienna)636a+243a+159a fdc2Three of 4 strips and cancels and cachet (different) on FDC (636a+243a+159a)
United Nations (New York, Geneva, and Vienna)636a+243a+159a folderThree of 4 strips and cancels on FDC folder, also folder cover
United Nations (New York, Geneva, and Vienna)815a+383a+300a fdcThree of 4 strips and cancels and cachet on FDC (815a+383a+300a)2001"Climate change"; sustainable development; controlling emissions from industrial smokestacks and automobiles; symbolic greenhouse
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1992"Geophysical Monitoring for Climatic Change"
United States + Denmark1373a fdc + USA 4123 fdcOne of two MS and cancel on dual-country FDC2007mapping sea ice (for climate change studies)
United States4204 fdc (Mi4316 fdc)Cachet on back of FDC2007Depiction of "projected ice loss over the next decade" in Antarctica (due to global warming)
United StatesNoneCinderella2009?"Fight Global Warming"
United StatesNoneCinderella (different)
United StatesNoneCinderella (different)
United StatesNoneCinderella (different)
United StatesNoneCinderella (different)
United States4387 fdc1 (Mi? fdc1)Cachet on FDC2009"Stop global warming"; "serious consequences for mankind and all other living organisms"
United States4387 fdc2 (Mi? fdc2)Cachet (different) on FDC2009The polar bear's "survival is threatened as global warming melts its sea ice habitat"
UruguayNoneCancel and cachet on cover2008"Protegiendo la salud frente al cambio climático; Estimated deaths attributed to climate change in the year 2000, by subregion"

1Maldives Scott 1444 appears to belong with the Scott 1516-1517 set, instead of the 1442-1443 set, according to the Michel numbers, and should probably be given a Scott 1517A number.


Below is a list of Anthropogenic (man-made) climate change on launch covers (including anniversary-of-launch covers).

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Anthropogenic climate change (including greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, and global warming)
United States1984-10-05Houston TX(Colorano silk) cachet on ERBS launch coverthe Earth's energy exchange "must balance precisely or the world would gradually grow hotter or colder"
United States2003-01-25Kennedy Space Center FL(Printed) cachet on SORCE launch cover"long term climate change"
United States2004-07-15Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc CA(Printed) cachet on EOS-Aura launch cover"links between climate change, air quality and ozone recovery"
United States2009-02-24Vandenberg AFB, CA(Printed) cachet on OCO-1 launch cover back, also front"accurate climate change models"
United States2011-10-28Vandenberg AFB, CA(Mission 57) cachet on NPP launch cover back, also frontRadiometer on NPP satellite to measure "the Earth's radiant energy balance, improving the understanding of climate changes".


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