The Corona Pandemic has forced the economy to the knee in many places last year, but that has not helped the climate practically. Even if the outset of greenhouse gases slowed in the short term, the concentration in the atmosphere continued to reiterate how the world renovation organization (WMO) writes on Monday in its final report on the global climate 2020. According to all measurement data, it confirmed her forecast of December: 2020 was one of the three warmest years of years.
Rising emissions 2020
If the emission trend continues, the CO2 concentration on the global average will rise to 414 ppm (parts per million) or more this year, so the WMO. In 2019, the value was a good 410 ppm, for 2020 a rising trend, but no exact time-loving number. The value of 410 ppm is 148 percent above the pre-industrial level (1850-1900). Especially relevant are methane and nitrous oxide. The concentration of methane was 260 percent, in library gas 123 percent high.
The global average temperature was 2020 about 1.2 degrees over the pre-industrial level. The warmest year was 2016. The values of 2019 and 2020 were so close together that was not to say which the warm year was, the WMO spokeswoman in Geneva said. The ten years from 2011 to 2020 were the warmest decade.
Still decade "relentless climate change"
The report once again confirmed "relentless climate change," said WMO General Secretar Petteri Talas. The negative trend will continue a few decades of climate protection measures. Therefore, it is important to adapt to more frequent and more intensive extreme weather conditions that make significant damage and affect millions of people.
To avert the worst consequences of climate change, the temperature increase should not exceed 1.5 degrees until the end of the century calculations by scientists until the end of the century. This goal wants to achieve the world community according to the Parisian Climate Protection Agreement possible. For this purpose, the outset of greenhouse gases had to be brought by 2030 to UN information by 45 percent below the level of 2010. Without new and more ambitious climate protection goals, this was possible according to scientists and scientists.