A Decade Of Exceptional Global Heat

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A Decade Of Exceptional Global Heat
A report released on Tuesday by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that the decade from 2010 to 2019 has been the hottest in history. This decade broke all records of heat in the past 40 years. The biggest reason for this has been increasing carbon emissions.

The report, mentioned at the COP25 Summit on climate change being held in Spain’s capital Madrid, also warns that in the coming years, there will be a further rise in temperature, which can prove to be very dangerous for Earth.

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According to the report, the quantity of carbon dioxide in the air in 2018 was 407.8/million. However, in the year 2019, the conditions of abnormal weather which have emerged due to changing weather daily are worrisome.

WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said, “One more year, one more record. We had registered the highest temperature in 2015. This record is going to be broken in 2020.”

Incidents of heatwaves, floods, droughts and cyclones did not take place for decades earlier, but due to rising temperatures from increasing carbon emissions and greenhouse gases, its ill-effects are visible these days.

He also said that heatwaves in Europe, Australia and Japan, hurricanes in South Africa and forest fires in Australia and California are recent examples of this.

In the past 40 years, each year was warmer than the previous one. The report says that the number of displaced persons due to changes in weather could reach 2.2 crore by the end of this year. Also, if fast-growing carbon emissions and effects of greenhouse gases are not taken seriously, then by 2030, the temperature could rise by 1.5 degrees.

Watch the full report here:

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