– With such an increase in greenhouse gas concentrations, the temperature rise at the end of this century will be much higher than the Paris Agreement assumption, assuming a maximum increase of 1.5-2°C compared to the level in the pre-industrial era – said the Secretary-General of WMO ) Petteri Taalas. “We are very far from our destination,” he warned.
According to the latest WMO greenhouse gas concentration report, the current average level of warming is “catastrophic” and forecasts are for a temperature increase of 2.7°C. The United Nations hopes that world leaders will take appropriate steps at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. About lowering average temperatures.
It’s not just about some chemical equations or numbers in the graph. It is about the enormous negative consequences (higher temperatures) that will affect our daily lives, our well-being, the state of our planet and the future of our children and grandchildren.
The World Meteorological Organization noted that last year’s reduced COVID-19 emissions “had no apparent impact on the total amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and their growth rate”.
United Nations Climate Summits, the so-called COP (Conference of the Parties) are annual global meetings during which the next steps towards climate policy are negotiated and agreed upon. This year, COP26 will be held in Glasgow, UK. The conference will start on October 31 and will run until November 12.
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