"2020 will be one of the hottest three years in the history of observations. The last decade has been the hottest in human history. Recent studies by the World Meteorological Organization and UN Environment Program show how close humanity is to a climate catastrophe," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at an online conference on “State of Planet” organized by Columbia University.
With his speech, Antonio Guterres launched a campaign to intensify global efforts to protect nature. As part of the campaign, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released a report on climate change on December 2. According to Head of WMO Petteri Taalas, in 2020 the average global temperature will be 1.2 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial level (1850-1900). According to him, there is a 20% probability that the temperature may temporarily exceed the pre-industrial level by 1.5 degrees by 2024.
According to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the 1.5 degree mark is critical. If the global average temperature rises by 1.5 degrees or more irreversibly, it will have catastrophic consequences for the planet and its inhabitants.
December 03, 2020 at 16:27