Climate change is starting to attack, with the newest research undeniable indicating the last five years were the hottest on record. The WMO (the World Meteorological Organisation) released a climate report recently. Researchers unveil how the concentrations of greenhouse gases proceed to increase. The last five years are considered the hottest so far.
Another statement, from the State of the Global Climate, confirmed such a thing and that the ongoing Australia bushfire and aridity infernos were a worldwide extraordinary climate change occurrence. The released report by the two organizations is made annually and represents a comprehensive summary of the newest details from the world’s meteorological services and other significant centers.
The Last Five Years Were the Hottest on Record
The record comprises the speed and magnitude of changes to the global climate. Back in 2019, for example, the global average temperatures were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial levels. In 2016, on the other hand, the report showed it was hotter. But, that year encountered El Nino’s power and destruction, so a warming effect on global temperatures was anticipated.
The last five years, however, were the world’s five hottest on record. Especially in warm regions, with temperatures in 2019 more than 2 degrees Celsius above average, in Alaska, northern Russia, Australia, southern Africa, and Europe. Central North America was the only important region with temperatures recorded below-average.
Human-produced climate change is mostly the result of rising greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane are the three most dominant greenhouse gas concentrations. They have continued to grow and are currently almost 147 %, 123 %, respectively 259 % of pre-industrial levels measured back in 1750. Also, global emissions of CO2 from fossil fuels have reached a record of 36.6 billion tonnes, nearly half of which is absorbed by oceans and vegetation.