Highlights of Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update

Global Annual to Decadal Climate Update has been released by United Kingdom’s Met Office in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).

Findings of the report

  • There’s a 40% chance that it is going to be 1.5 degree Celsius hotter than pre-industrial times (1850-1900) in at least one out of the next five years.
  • According to the report released, the world will temporarily breach the 1.5 degree Celsius warming mark within the year’s 2021 to2025.
  • If this temperature breach occurs it will be difficult to achieve the scenarios of the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • There is a 90% chance that at least one of the year in the period between 2021 to 2025 will be hottest ever recorded.
  • Currently the global temperature 1.2 degree Celsius hotter than the pre-industrial times. Next 5 years will 0.9 to 1.8 degree Celsius hotter average temperature than the pre-industrialisation time.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions concentration has seen an overall growth in the recent years.
  • Due to the economic crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that countries around the globe are currently relying on fossil fuels to come out of the crises. Due to this any hope of a global green recovery have been ruined.
  • The planet is heating up faster and policy changes are required to keep in accord with the Paris Climate Agreement.

About World Meteorological Organization

It is an agency of the United Nations which is responsible for successfully promoting international cooperation between the countries on hydrology, climatology, atmospheric science and geophysics.

Formed: 1950

Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.

President: Gerhard Adrian.

Secretary-General: Petteri Taalas.

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