The period from 2015 to 2019 will likely be the hottest five-year period on record since 1850, according to report released ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit to be held in New York on Monday.
The report, titled ‘United in Science’ prepared by world’s leading climate agencies pointed out that the gaps between agreed targets to combat global warming and the ground reality.
According to it, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere have risen to record levels, locking in the warming trend for decades to come. Global average temperature increased 1.1°C since the pre-industrial period (1850–1900), and by 0.2°C compared to 2011-2015.
The report has laid bare how the world is failing to avert climate change. Carbon dioxide concentration grew 2% in 2018, reaching a record high of 37 billion tonnes. Read More
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