This decade is set to be hottest in history, says UN

Clay Curtis
December 5, 2019

The global temperature this year was 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900, as per the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

According to the report, 7 million internal displacements were recorded between January and June 2019 which were triggered by hazard events which also included displacements caused by Cyclone Fani which hit Odisha coast in May and was the strongest tropical cyclone to hit the state since 1999.

Oceans absorb 90 per cent of additional heat in the atmosphere and they continued to heat up at near-record levels this year, from a historic record in 2018.

The report is released as countries meet in Madrid for the latest round of United Nations climate negotiations, known as "Cop25", amid pressure to increase their ambitions to cut the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change.

As 329 billion tonnes of ice loss from the Greenland ice sheet in a year's time, in October the global mean sea level reached its highest on record. A Nasa figure accessed by The Telegraph shows the 2000-2009 decade had an average 0.2°C rise over the earlier decade.

And removed from climate exchange being a phenomenon for future generations to confront, the outcomes of humanity's insatiable, enhance-at-any worth consumption ability thousands and thousands are already counting the damage.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said, "Once again in 2019 weather and climate-related risks hit hard". "Heatwaves and floods which used to be "once in a century events" are becoming more regular occurrences".

Fires in South America and in eastern Siberia, drought in Australia, South Africa and southern Europe, along with cold episodes in North America and melting in the Arctic have all posted multi-year records.

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Nations are now in crucial talks in Madrid aimed at finalising rules for the 2015 Paris climate accord, which enjoins countries to work to limit global temperature rises to "well below" 2C. The UN Climate Change Conference brings together representatives from around the world to seek solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The world's average temperature is headed toward a gain of 3 °C to 5 °C by the end of the century.

And while governments narrate a total bunch of billions of bucks subsidizing fossil fuels, there appears to be like to be to be no consensus in Madrid over how countries already facing climate-linked trouble can fund efforts to adapt to the fresh fact.

"We are nowhere near on track to meet the Paris Agreement target", Taalas said. "The numbers will be higher if we continue our current behavior".

Last year, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change set a goal for countries to limit temperature increases to 1.5 Celsius or below.

Friederike Otto, deputy director of the College of Oxford's Environmental Alternate Institute, mentioned the WMO memoir "highlights that we don't seem like even tailored to 1.1 diploma of warming".

Sanz recalled that in 1998 there was a rise of nearly 0.7 degrees due to the El Niño weather phenomenon, but the general trend can only be measured with long historical series and reveals that the average temperature continues to rise.

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