Temperature Might Get Hotter Except We Address Climate Change

Each of the last four decades has been hotter than the last

Each of the last four decades has been hotter than the last

The provisional report also took note of a number of record high temperatures in India, including 48 degree Celsius at New Delhi Airport on 10 June and flagged how such examples at several other places with higher-than-usual recorded temperatures in the country and elsewhere in the world were consistent with a warm year globally.

"Once again in 2019 weather and climate related risks hit hard", mentioned WMO Secretary-Basic Petteri Taalas.

"Heatwaves and floods which passe to be "as soon as in a century" events have gotten more typical occurences". Countries ranging from the Bahamas to Japan to Mozambique suffered the effect of devastating tropical cyclones.

"On a day-to-day basis, the impacts of climate change play out through extreme and "abnormal" weather".

The WMO statement came on the second day of the climate conference in Madrid where negotiators from almost 200 countries are meeting amid mounting pressure for action to safeguard the planet from the catastrophic impacts of climate change.

And the WMO report also emphasized that weather disasters have displaced millions of people this year.

It also noted that extreme heat is taking an increasing toll on human life and health systems, with greater impacts where populations, urbanisation and health inequities are rising. This is threatening ocean environments that provide food and jobs for billions of people.

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Man-made emissions from burning fossil fuels, constructing infrastructure, rising crops and transporting items imply 2019 is ready to interrupt the document for atmospheric carbon concentrations, locking in additional warming, the WMO mentioned.

On Monday, at the opening of a climate meeting in Spain, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that 400 parts per million had once been considered "unthinkable".

The report is released as countries meet in Madrid for the latest round of United Nations climate negotiations, known as "Cop25", amid pressure to increase their ambitions to cut the greenhouse gas emissions driving climate change. "So far in 2019, the ocean has on average experienced around 1.5 months of unusually warm temperatures and the sea-levels continue to rise", said Tallas. The group said this target could be reached by reducing greenhouse gases and restructuring the world economy to expand renewable energy sources.

The UN mentioned final week in its annual "emissions hole" evaluation that the world wanted to chop carbon emissions by 7.6 p.c annually, yearly, till 2030 to hit 1.5C.

"If we wanted to reach a 1.5 °C increase we would need to bend emissions and at the moment countries haven't been following on their Paris pledges", WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas told reporters in Madrid, where envoys from nearly 200 countries were attending a two-week United Nations conference on the issue.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from Reuters, Agence France-Presse and the World Meteorological Organization.

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