Greenhouse gas emissions were record-breakingly high in 2018: their impact on global warming has grown 43 percent since 1990 - this is what the report of the US Meteorological Society claims disseminated by the mass media.
As mentioned, carbon dioxide content in the atmosphere reached its highest level in the history at 407.4 parts per million. The report also says 2018 is among the hottest quartets in the history. In Moreover, the other three years are 2015, 2016 and 2017. 2016 has been the hottest year since the start of observations, which began in the mid-1800s.
In addition, the level of water in the World Ocean has surpassed the record for the seventh year in a row since satellite observations were launched 26 years ago. Since 1993 the water has risen by 81 millimeters, the report says. Currently, the water level rises by about 3.1 centimeters in ten years, Interfax reports.
14:45 August 13, 2019