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.
“If we don’t take urgent measures on climate, we will move to a temperature increase of more than three degrees by the end of the century,” said Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the organization.
The organization also confirmed that last year the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a record level and continues to grow this year. According to WMO, the water temperature in the ocean also reached record levels.
At the Climate Conference, which is being held in Madrid, it is planned to discuss the implementation of the conditions of the Paris Climate Agreement signed in 2015. In total, 196 countries signed it. Under this agreement, states must provide $ 100 billion to developing countries to address climate issues.
This agreement obliged the states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% by 2025 compared with the 2005 level.
In early November 2019, the United States launched an official process to exit the Paris Climate Agreement.