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2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report today (3 December) that 2019 concludes a decade of exceptional global heat, retreating ice and record sea levels driven by greenhouse gases from human activities.

According to the WMO average temperatures for the five-year (2015-2019) and ten-year (2010-2019) periods are almost certain to be the highest on record and 2019 is on course to be the second or third warmest year on record.

This news follows a press release issued on 25 November where the WMO reported that greenhouse gas concentrations in atmosphere have reached yet another high. They stated that this long-term trend will mean increasingly severe impacts of climate change for future generations.

The WMO is an intergovernmental organisation and specialised agency of the United Nations with a membership of 193 Member States and Territories. The WMO provides an authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the land and oceans, the weather and climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.

 

 

03 December 2019

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