Since the 1980s, each decade has been hotter than the previous one. The UN has warned that emissions need to fall by 7.6% a year to save the planet.
On Wednesday, the United Nations warned of the hottest record over the previous decade. In 2019, the second hottest year in history was confirmed.
2016 was the warmest year ever.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has reported that “Every decade has been warmer since the 1980s than the previous decade,” adding that “this trend is anticipated to continue.”
“The year 2020 has started out where 2019 left off with high-impact weather and climate-related events,” said WMO chief Petteri Taalas. “Unfortunately, we expect to see much extreme weather throughout 2020 and the coming decades, fueled by record levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.”
The United Nations said that emissions from human resources have to decline by 7.6 per cent a year by 2030 in order to limit the temperature rises to 2,7 degrees Celsius, a pledge that many nations have signed in Paris
It was particularly important to note that Australia was ravaged by the slaughter of bushing fires, which killed at least 28 people, displaced tens of thousands and killed up to 1 billion animals.
Records of modern weather started in 1850. Taalas reports a 1.1 degree Celsius increase in the average global temperature from that point on. Because heat is mostly stored in the world’s oceans, fish and widespread coral blacking have been hit hardest in marine life and ecosystems.
“On the current path of carbon dioxide emissions, we are heading towards a temperature increase of three to five degrees Celsius by the end of the century,” Taalas said.