Ocean temperatures hit record high
The heat in the world’s oceans reached a new record level in 2019, showing “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet, states The Gurdian.
The world’s oceans are the clearest measure of the climate emergency because they absorb more than 90% of the heat trapped by the greenhouse gases, which were emitted by fossil fuel burning, forest destruction and other human activities.(more…)
About half a million people took part in the March for Climate in Madrid.
The action was timed to coincide with the 25th conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which started on December 2 in Madrid, and will last until December 13. It was joined by a Swedish schoolgirl and activist Greta Tunberg and actor Javier Bardem.
The UN expects the current decade to be the hottest in history
This was stated by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), reports DW.
According to WMO, as of the end of October, the average world temperature was 1.1 degrees Celsius higher than at the end of the pre-industrial era and at the end of the 18th century. Therefore, 2019 will be the second or third hottest year for the entire time of observation.(more…)
By 2100: UN Secretary General has outlined a mission to save the planet
At the United Nations Climate Conference in Madrid, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has identified clear tasks for saving the planet.
“We need to cut greenhouse emissions by 45% by 2030; reach carbon neutrality by 2050; and limit temperature rise to 1.5 rise by the end of the century [by 2100]” – said Guterres.(more…)
Climate change: COP25 island nation in ‘fight to death’
Political leaders and climate diplomats are meeting in Madrid for two weeks of talks amid a growing sense of crisis. This conference of the parties, or COP25, was due to be held in Chile but was canceled by the government due to weeks of civil disturbances.(more…)
The European Union will spend 21% of the budget to beat climate change
Next year’s EU budget will focus on supporting the economic growth and competitiveness of the European economy, as well as on achieving other EU priorities, in particular in areas such as security and migration management.(more…)